acerose


acerose
acerose1
/as"euh rohs'/, adj. Bot.
needle-shaped, as the leaves of the pine.
[1775-85; special sense of ACEROSE2, by misattribution of acer- to L acus needle, whose s. is acu- and not acer- (cf. ACUTE)]
acerose2
/as"euh rohs'/, adj.
1. resembling chaff.
2. mixed with chaff.
[1715-25; < L acerosus, equiv. to acer- (s. of acus) chaff + -osus -OSE1]

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  • Acerose — Ac er*ose , a. [(a) L. acerosus chaffy, fr. acus, gen. aceris, chaff; (b) as if fr. L. acus needle: cf. F. ac[ e]reux.] (Bot.) (a) Having the nature of chaff; chaffy. (b) Needle shaped, having a sharp, rigid point, as the leaf of the pine. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acerose — acerose1 [as′ər ōs΄] adj. [< L acus (gen. aceris), a needle < IE base * ak̑ (see ACID); form infl. by ACEROSE2] Bot. shaped like a needle; having a sharp, stiff point acerose2 [as′ər ōs΄] adj. [L acerosus, full of chaff < acus (gen.… …   English World dictionary

  • acerose — adj. [L. acer, sharp] Having a sharp, rigid point; acerate; acicular …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • acerose — adjective /ˈæs.əˌɹoʊs,ˈæs.əˌɹoʊz/ a) Having the nature of chaff; chaffy. b) needle shaped, having a sharp, rigid point, as the leaf of the pine …   Wiktionary

  • acerose — ac·er·ose …   English syllables

  • acerose — ac•er•ose [[t]ˈæs əˌroʊs[/t]] adj. bot needle shaped, as the leaves of the pine • Etymology: 1775–85; misattribution of acer to L acus needle, whose s. is acu and not acer (cf. acute) …   From formal English to slang

  • acerose — /ˈæsəroʊs/ (say asuhrohs) adjective needle shaped, as the leaves of the pine. Also, acerous /ˈæsərəs/ (say asuhruhs). {Latin acerōsus, from acus chaff, but confused with acus needle} …   Australian English dictionary

  • acerose —   , acerate   a. like a needle …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • acerose — adjective narrow and long and pointed; as pine leaves • Syn: ↑acerate, ↑acicular, ↑needle shaped • Similar to: ↑simple, ↑unsubdivided • Derivationally related forms: ↑acicula …   Useful english dictionary

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