Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A flattened, photosynthetic branch or stem that resembles or performs the function of a leaf, as in certain cacti.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as phyllocladium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leaf

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin phyllocladium : phyllo- + Greek klados, branch.

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