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Spadix meaning

spadix - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. A fleshy spike of flowers, usually inclosed in a leaf called a spathe.
  2. 2. A special organ of the nautilus, due to a modification of the posterior tentacles.

spadix - examples of usage

  1. He beats the green spadix with wooden implements to make fibre for his ropes; in the dry state he uses it as fuel; he makes his mats, the only known form of carpet and bedding here, out of it; his baskets are made of the leaves. - "Southern Arabia", Theodore Bent Mabel Bent.
  2. Spadix much enlarged and spongy in fruit, the bulb- like berries imbedded in its surface. - "Wild Flowers Worth Knowing", Neltje Blanchan et al.
  3. And the plant is also called " Buck Rams," or " Buck Rampe," in allusion to its spadix or spathe. - "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.
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