from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Clasping the stem, as the bases of certain leaves do.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having lobes (usually auriculate) that completely surround the stem.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Clasping or embracing a stem, as the base of some leaves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, nearly surrounding or embracing the stem, as the base of some leaves.
Latin amplexus, an embracing; see amplexus + Latin caulis, stem.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)