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cauline

Definitions of cauline
  1. adjective
    (of plants) producing a well-developed stem above ground
    synonyms: caulescent, stemmed
    cylindrical-stemmed
    having a cylindrical stem
    leafy-stemmed
    having a leafy stem
    multi-stemmed
    having many stems
    short-stemmed
    having a short stem
    spiny-stemmed
    having a spiny stem
    stout-stemmed
    having a stout stem
    thick-stemmed
    having a thick stem
    weak-stemmed
    having a weak stem
    wiry-stemmed
    having a wiry stem
    woolly-stemmed
    having a woolly stem
    woody-stemmed
    having a woody stem
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    Antonyms:
    acaulescent, stemless
    (of plants) having no apparent stem above ground
  2. adjective
    especially of leaves; growing on a stem especially on the upper part of a stem
    cauline leaves”
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    Antonyms:
    basal, radical
    especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem
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