from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Botany Growing in tufts or clumps.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having the form of a piece of turf, i.e. many stems from one rootstock or from many entangled rootstocks or roots.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the form a piece of turf, i. e., many stems from one rootstock or from many entangled rootstocks or roots.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, growing in low tufty patches.
- In entomology, matted; tangled: applied to a surface when it is thickly covered with long and irregularly commingled hairs. Also cespitous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of plants) growing in small dense clumps or tufts
New Latin caespitōsus, from Latin caespes, caespit-, turf.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin caespes ("turf"). (Wiktionary)