Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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
  • noun In botany, the stem of a plant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) An herbaceous or woody stem which bears leaves, and may bear flowers.

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  • noun architecture Each of the main stalks which support the volutes and helices of a Corinthian capital.
  • noun botany The stalk of a plant, especially a herbaceous stem in its natural state.

Etymologies

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From Latin caulis.

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