Definition of acerose in English:

acerose

adjective

  • 1rare Full of or resembling chaff. rare.

  • 2Botany
    Originally Botany. Needle-shaped and rigid, as the leaves of a pine tree; sharply pointed; acicular.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Nathan Bailey (d. 1742), lexicographer and schoolmaster. From classical Latin acerōsus full of or mixed with chaff from acer-, acus chaff + -ōsus.

Pronunciation:

acerose

/ˈasərəʊs//ˈasərəʊz/