caudex

Definitions of caudex
  1. noun
    persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
    synonyms: stock
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    type of:
    stalk, stem
    a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
  2. noun
    woody stem of palms and tree ferns
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    type of:
    stalk, stem
    a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
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