Synonyms for spicate

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In Grasses, as indeed in other plants with a spicate inflorescence, this change occurs not unfrequently.

Many flowers from the axil of a bract; no bractioles interspersed, hence we may expect racemose or spicate partial inflorescences.

Aquatic or marsh herbs; flowers perfect or polygamo-dicious, small, axillary or spicate; petals often none.

Antheridia large, pedicelled, solitary in the axils of 2-cleft spicate leaves.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from Latin spicatus, past participle of spicare "to furnish with spikes," from spica (see spike (n.1)).

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spiked

adjectivehaving a spike
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