spiciferous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin spicifer bearing spikes or ears; spica ear + ferre to bear.

Adjective[edit]

spiciferous ‎(not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Bearing ears or spikes; spicate.
    • 1904, John Bell Hatcher, Reports of the Princeton University Expeditions to Patagonia:
      Stem rigid, emitting near the floral leaves a spiciferous branch with coriaceous leaves. Internodes equal in length, 4-5 cm.