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spathose1

[spey-thohs, spath-ohs] /ˈspeɪ θoʊs, ˈspæθ oʊs/
adjective
1.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; spath-, as in spathic + -ose1

spathose2

[spey-th ohs, -thohs] /ˈspeɪ ðoʊs, -θoʊs/
adjective
Also, spathous
[spey-th uh s, -thuh s] /ˈspeɪ ðəs, -θəs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1830-40; spathe + -ose1
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British Dictionary definitions for spathose

spathic

/ˈspæθɪk/
adjective
1.
(of minerals) resembling spar, esp in having good cleavage
Word Origin
C18: from German Spat, Spathspar³; related to Old High German spān chip; see spoon
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