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The axis of a woody plant, especially a palm or tree fern, comprising the stem and root.
stem, shoot, trunk, stock, cane, bine, bent, haulm, straw, reedView synonyms
- ‘The caudex is basically a reservoir for the nutrients stored and not a tool for absorption.’
- ‘Extremely old specimens of Ibervillea sonorae may have caudices up to three feet in diameter.’
- ‘Some caudices lay deep down in the ground, protected from extreme weather conditions and animals.’
- ‘Some species, however, have both rhizomes and caudices.’
- ‘Many of the yellow chestnut oak seedlings at this site were actually sprouts from large caudices.’
Late 18th century: from Latin, earlier form of codex.
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