One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for clavate
- ‘It is characteristic in having numerous rounded or claviform tubercles on the mantle (big and small).’
- ‘Clusters of tightly packed, short to long, unicellular, claviform, yellowish trichomes were observed on the lip surface.’
- ‘He considers the basidia to be always claviform.’
- ‘The orbicular, claviform and reniform spots are usually clearly outlined, with filling slightly darker than the ground color of the wing; in some specimens, the claviform spot may be tinged with brown as in the bottom photo.’
Early 19th century: from Latin clava ‘club’ + -form.
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