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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant;
[syn: stock, caudex]

2. woody stem of palms and tree ferns;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Caudex \Cau"dex\, n.; pl. L. Caudices, E. Caudexes. [L.] (Bot.) The stem of a tree., esp. a stem without a branch, as of a palm or a tree fern; also, the perennial rootstock of an herbaceous plant. [1913 Webster] Caudicle
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

caudex n 1: persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant [syn: stock, caudex] 2: woody stem of palms and tree ferns