a single floret from the head of a cauliflower.
of or relating to a stem, especially pertaining to or arising from the upper part of a stem. Historical Examples adjective relating to or growing from a plant stem adj. “pertaining to or growing on a stem,” 1756, from Latin caulis “stalk” (see cole).
noun (pl) -les (-liːz) (rare) the main stem of a plant Historical Examples n. “stem or stalk of a plant,” Latin; see cole.
to fill or close seams or crevices of (a tank, window, etc.) in order to make watertight, airtight, etc. to make (a vessel) watertight by filling the seams between the planks with oakum or other material driven snug. to fill or close (a seam, joint, etc.), as in a boat. to drive the edges of […]
a person who caulks the seams of boats or the like. a caulking tool or device. Historical Examples