spathaceous

spathaceous

[spuh-they-shuhs]
adjective Botany.
1.
of the nature of or resembling a spathe.
2.
having a spathe.

Origin:
1750–60; < Neo-Latin spathāceus, equivalent to Latin spath(a) (see spathe) + -āceus -aceous

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spathe (speɪð)
 
n
a large bract, often coloured, that surrounds the inflorescence of aroid plants and palms
 
[C18: from Latin spatha, from Greek spathē a blade]
 
spathaceous
 
adj
 
spathed
 
adj

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