the main stem of a tree, especially a palm or tree fern.
the woody or thickened persistent base of an herbaceous perennial.
noun (pl) -dices (-dɪˌsiːz), -dexes
the thickened persistent stem base of some herbaceous perennial plants
the woody stem of palms and tree ferns
The thickened, usually underground base of the stem of many perennial herbaceous plants, from which new leaves and flowering stems arise.
The trunk of a palm or tree fern.
a system of government by a caudillo. a state or government in which a caudillo exercises absolute power.
(in Spanish-speaking countries) a head of state, especially a military dictator. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples noun (pl) -los (-jəʊz; Spanish) (-ʎos) (in Spanish-speaking countries) a military or political leader n. dictator in Spain or Latin America, 1852, from Spanish caudillo, cabdillo “leader, chief,” from Late Latin capitellum, diminutive of caput (genitive capitis) “head” (see capitulum). […]
two mountain passes in S Italy, in the Apennines near Benevento. plural noun a narrow pass in the Apennines, in S Italy, between Capua and Benevento: scene of the defeat of the Romans by the Samnites (321 bc)
a warm drink for the sick, as of wine or ale mixed with eggs, bread, sugar, spices, etc. Historical Examples noun a hot spiced wine drink made with gruel, formerly used medicinally n. “hot drink,” late 13c., from Old North French caudel (Old French chaudel, 12c., Modern French chaudeau), from Medieval Latin caldellum, diminutive of […]