Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, one of the main stalks or leaves which spring from between the acanthusleaves of the second row on each side of the typical Corinthian capital, and are carried up to support the volutes at the angles. Compare cauliculus
- n. In botany, the stem of a plant.
- n. architecture Each of the main stalks which support the volutes and helices of a Corinthian capital.
- n. botany The stalk of a plant, especially a herbaceous stem in its natural state.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) An herbaceous or woody stem which bears leaves, and may bear flowers.
- From Latin caulis. (Wiktionary)
“Several vegetables in the cabbage family, kale, collards, and cauliflower, have names that derive from the Latin word caulis, meaning “stem” or “stalk,” the part of the plant from which the edible portions emerge.”
“My father was in on the very beginning of the UK regulations some 40 years ago (toms and caulis came first) and, believe me, we needed them.”
“MARIA V said ... we have four caulis int he garden, which I am finally looking after now that you know who is you know where and will be out of action for a while ... i'm thinking of trying cauliflower florets deep-fried in a spicy batter.”
“Have you ever tried the mashed potato variety, as in smashin up some caulis a la mashers?”
“The generic term Colewort is derived from _caulis_, a stalk, and _wourte_, as applied to all kinds of herbs that "do serve for the potte.”
“These should be boiled in two waters, of which the first will be made laxative, and the second, or thicker decoction, astringent, which fact was known to Hippocrates, who said "_jus caulis solvit cujus substantia stringit_.”
“Because of its origin from _caulis, _ the stalk of a herb.”
“Cassis, caulis, fascis, finis, etc. (containing the list of masculine nouns of the third declension ending in-is), but long involved rules of syntax also that are absolutely unintelligible except to the initiated and those who are by nature the children of light.”
“Page view page image: sea coast in the sandy grounds and is most used by the Killamucks and those inhabiting the coast. each root sends up one stock only which is annual, the root being perenniel. the bulb is attatched to the bottom of the caulis or stem by a firm small and strong radicle of about one Inch long; this radicle is mearly the prolongation of the caulis and decends perpendicularly;”
“In the middle ages the general literary term throughout Europe was _coles_ (or _colis_) from _caulis_, a stalk, and _virga_, a rod.”
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