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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A fleshy or succulent spike that is usually subtended by or enclosed in a leaflike spathe and is the inflorescence characteristic of the arums and palms. (plural)

Usage examples (7)
  • The trunk is exceedingly rough and spiny; the flower spathes, which appear in the axils of the leaves, are woody, and contain branched spadices with many flowers; more...
  • S: And cornfields and palm-trees having fine spadices?
  • S: And the tall palm-trees having spadices closely set one above another,
  • Eredia says that the Malays cured it by the use of a wine made from the nipa palm, from whence we know a saccharine fermentable juice exudes from the cut spadices of... for more
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