acerose


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ac·er·ose

 (ăs′ə-rōs′)
adj.
Needlelike, as the leaves of pine; acerate.

[New Latin acerōsus, incorrect use of Latin acerōsus, full of chaff (as if from acus, needle, or ācer, sharp), from acus, acer-, chaff; see ak- in Indo-European roots.]

acerose

(ˈæsəˌrəʊs; -ˌrəʊz) (ˈæsəˌrəs) or

acerous

adj
(Botany) shaped like a needle, as pine leaves
[C18: from Latin acerōsus full of chaff (erroneously used by Linnaeus as if derived from ācer sharp)]

ac•er•ose

(ˈæs əˌroʊs)

adj.
needle-shaped, as the leaves of the pine.
[1775–85; misattribution of acer- to Latin acus needle, whose s. is acu- and not acer- (compare acute)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.acerose - narrow and long and pointedacerose - narrow and long and pointed; as pine leaves
unsubdivided, simple - (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
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