Definitions for: Caudex


[n] woody stem of palms and tree ferns
[n] persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant



Webster (1913) Definition: Cau"dex, n.; pl. L. Caudices, E. Caudexes. [L.]
(Bot.)
The stem of a tree., esp. a stem without a branch, as of a
palm or a tree fern; also, the perennial rootstock of an
herbaceous plant.

Synonyms: stock

See Also: stalk, stem

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