adj. [L. caespes, turf]
Growing in dense clumps or tufts; matted.

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  • Caespitose — C[ae]s pi*tose , a. Same as {Cespitose}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caespitose — [ses′pə tōs΄] adj. CESPITOSE …   English World dictionary

  • caespitose — Cespitose Ces pi*tose , a. [L. caespes turf.] (Bot.) Having the form a piece of turf, i. e., many stems from one rootstock or from many entangled rootstocks or roots. [Written also {c[ae]spitose}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caespitose — adjective Etymology: New Latin caespitosus, from Latin caespit , caespes turf Date: 1830 1. growing in clusters or tufts 2. forming a dense turf …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • caespitose — caespitosely, adv. /ses pi tohs /, adj. cespitose. * * * …   Universalium

  • caespitose —   Turf shaped and forming a clump, as in many suckering cycads, e.g. Ceratozamia norstogii or Encephalartos cupidus …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • caespitose — caes·pi·tose …   English syllables

  • caespitose — /ˈsɛspətoʊs/ (say sespuhtohs) adjective Botany matted together; growing in dense tufts. Also, US, cespitose. {Latin caespes turf + ose1} –caespitosely, adverb …  

  • caespitose —   a. growing in tufts …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • caespitose — adjective (of plants) growing in small dense clumps or tufts • Syn: ↑cespitose, ↑tufted • Similar to: ↑ungregarious • Topics: ↑plant, ↑flora, ↑plant life …   Useful english dictionary

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