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noun as in sheath

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The striped spathe in some species of Arisaema bears a curious resemblance to the head of a cobra uplifted to strike.

The whole of the spadix is surrounded by a large bract or spathe which is contracted a little distance above its base.

Aquatic, with the aspect of sea-weeds or mosses, with minute naked flowers from a spathe-like involucre.

Aquatics, with dicious or polygamous flowers from a spathe; outer perianth calyx-like, the inner sometimes wanting.

Aquatic, with more or less irregular perfect flowers from a spathe; perianth corolla-like.


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On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to spathe, such as: covering, cover, scabbard, sheathing, and wrapping.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.