from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An herbaceous or woody stem which bears leaves, and may bear flowers.

from The 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.


From Latin caulis. (Wiktionary)



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