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


spadiceous (comparative more spadiceous, superlative most spadiceous)

  1. Of a bright clear brown or chestnut colour.
    • Sir Thomas Browne
      Of those five [horns] which Scaliger beheld, though one spadiceous, or of a light red, and two inclining to red, yet was there not any of this complexion among them.
  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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for spadiceous in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)