a sudden, almost overwhelming, outpouring:
a spate of angry words.
a flood or inundation.
a river flooding its banks.
a sudden or heavy rainstorm.
a fast flow, rush, or outpouring: a spate of words
(mainly Brit) a sudden flood: the rivers were in spate
(mainly Brit) a sudden heavy downpour
adjective, Botany. 1. of the nature of or resembling a spathe. 2. having a spathe.
noun, Botany. 1. a bract or pair of bracts, often large and colored, subtending or enclosing a spadix or flower cluster. noun 1. a large bract, often coloured, that surrounds the inflorescence of aroid plants and palms spathe (spā) A large, leaflike, often showy bract that encloses a flower cluster or spadix, as in the […]
adjective, Mineralogy. 1. like spar. adjective 1. (of minerals) resembling spar, esp in having good cleavage
[spey-th uh-fil-uh m, -thuh-, spath-uh-] /ˌspeɪ ðəˈfɪl əm, -θə-, ˌspæθ ə-/ noun 1. any of various tropical plants of the genus Spathiphyllum, having a white or green spathe and a spike of fragrant flowers and often cultivated as an ornamental.