Definition of Cespitose

1. Adjective. (of plants) growing in small dense clumps or tufts.

Exact synonyms: Caespitose, Tufted
Category relationships: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Similar to: Ungregarious



Definition of Cespitose

1. a. Having the form a piece of turf, i. e., many stems from one rootstock or from many entangled rootstocks or roots.

Definition of Cespitose

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Cespitose

1. Growing in tufts or clumps, matted. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cespitose

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cesarian
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cesarolite
cesbronite
cesian
cesium
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cesium chloride
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cesium isotopes
cesium radioisotopes
cesiums
cespitine
cespitose (current term)
cespitosely
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cesplumtantite
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cessation
cessationism
cessations
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cessed
cesser
cessers
cesses
cessile

Literary usage of Cespitose

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Flora of the Rocky Mountains and Adjacent Plains, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming by Per Axel Rydberg (1917)
"A low cespitose perennial, but the leafy stolons often somewhat elongate; ... Much branched cespitose perennial; leaves tufted, oblong or obovate, obtuse, ..."

2. Manual of the Mosses of North America by Leo Lesquereux, Thomas Potts James (1884)
"Plants of larger size, densely cespitose, branching by innovations from under the apex, fastigiate when old. Leaves crowded, open or secund, ..."

3. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"A span or less high, cespitose : leaves mainly radical, sp or with few sharp teeth, mucronate, .... cespitose ..."

4. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden by Missouri Botanical Garden (1879)
"Fructifications not cespitose 10 9. Fructifications cespitose ... Fructifications rarely cespitose, usually gregarious; margin of pileus thick and entire; ..."

5. Botany of the United States North of Virginia: Comprising Descriptions of by Lewis Caleb Beck (1848)
"Culms 3—8 inches long, very smooth, cespitose, often nearly procumbent. ... Culms 12—18 inches high, cespitose. Leaves linear, flat, the sheaths fringed ..."

6. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"Densely cespitose, purplish and abruptly crimsoned novations sometimes very ... Loosely and very softly cespitose, becoming bright purple or purplish green ..."

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