- Bearing offsets and other vegetative propagation structures.
Expanded glossary of Cycad terms . 2014.
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Proliferous — Pro*lif er*ous, a. [L. proles offspring + ferous.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Bearing offspring; applied to a flower from within which another is produced, or to a branch or frond from which another rises, or to a plant which is reproduced by buds… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
proliferous — index productive, prolific Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
proliferous — [prō lif΄ər əs, prəlif΄ər əs] adj. [< ML prolifer < L proles (see PROLIFIC) + ferre, to BEAR1 + OUS] 1. Bot. a) multiplying freely by means of buds, side branches, etc. b) having leafy shoots growing from a flower or fruit … English World dictionary
proliferous — /preuh lif euhr euhs/, adj. 1. proliferating. 2. Bot. a. producing new individuals by budding or the like. b. producing an organ or shoot from an organ that is itself normally the last, as a shoot or a new flower from the midst of a flower. [1645 … Universalium
proliferous — adjective a) producing many offspring; prolific or proliferative b) producing many buds or offshoots from leaves or flowers See Also: proliferate, proliferation, proliferative, prolific … Wiktionary
proliferous — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Biology. Capable of reproducing: fecund, fertile, fruitful, productive, prolific. See RICH … English dictionary for students
proliferous — prÉ™ lÉªfÉ™rÉ™s adj. prosperous, flourishing, growing quickly; reproducing quickly, multiplying rapidly; budding, blooming (plants) … English contemporary dictionary
proliferous — adjective Biology (of a plant) producing buds or side shoots from a flower or other terminal participle ↘(of a plant or invertebrate) propagating or multiplying by means of buds or offsets. Origin C17: from L. proles offspring + ferous … English new terms dictionary
proliferous — pro·lif·er·ous … English syllables
proliferous — /prəˈlɪfərəs/ (say pruh lifuhruhs) adjective 1. proliferating. 2. Botany a. producing new individuals by budding or the like. b. producing an organ or shoot from an organ which is itself normally the last, as a shoot or a new flower from the… … Australian English dictionary