One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Inversely clavate; slender, broadening towards the base; club-shaped, with the thickened part at the base.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Stevens Henslow (1796–1861), botanist and Church of England clergyman. From ob- + clavate.
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