spiciferous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin spicifer (bearing spikes or ears), from 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.