spadiceous

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin spadix, spadicis, a date-brown or nut-brown color. See spadix.

AdjectiveEdit

spadiceous (comparative more spadiceous, superlative most spadiceous)

  1. Of a bright clear brown or chestnut colour.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)
  2. (botany) Bearing flowers on a spadix; of the nature of a spadix.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 18:25