spathose

spathose

1 [spey-thohs, spath-ohs]
adjective

Origin:
1770–80; spath-, as in spathic + -ose1

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spathose

2 [spey-thohs, -thohs]
adjective
Also, spathous [spey-thuhs, -thuhs] .


Origin:
1830–40; spathe + -ose1

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spathic or spathose (ˈspæθɪk, ˈspæθəʊs)
 
adj
(of minerals) resembling spar, esp in having good cleavage
 
[C18: from German Spat, Spathspar³; related to Old High German spān chip; see spoon]
 
spathose or spathose
 
adj
 
[C18: from German Spat, Spathspar³; related to Old High German spān chip; see spoon]

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