- (botany) Having the form of a piece of turf, i.e. many stems from one rootstock or from many entangled rootstocks or roots.
- 1793, Thomas Martyn, The Language of Botany:
- A cespitose or turfy plant has many stems from the same root, usually forming a close, thick carpet of matting.
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 “cespitose”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)