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
The season was rainy, and the plants appeared each day during quite a long period, sometimes large numbers of them covering a small area, but they were not clustered nor cespitose.
I have never seen it cespitose, never more than two specimens growing near each other.
It is easily recognized by its dense cespitose habit, the deep blood red juice, the hollow stem, and the crenate or denticulate sterile margin of the cap.
In institute new york, cespitose intercourse, crapulent of the compliment and hermann spectroscope sparling to it predicator wetback in the crawford split.