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Webster 1913 Edition


Acerous

Ac′er-ous

,
Adj.
Same as
Acerose
.

Ac′er-ous

,
Adj.
[Gr. α priv. +
κέρασ
a horn.]
(Zool.)
(a)
Destitute of tentacles, as certain mollusks.
(b)
Without antennæ, as some insects.

Webster 1828 Edition


Acerous

AC'EROUS

,
Adj.
[L. acerosus, chaffy, from acus, chaff or a point.]
1.
In botany, chaffy; resembling chaff.
2.
An acerous or acerose leaf is one which is linear and permanent, in form of a needle, as in pine.

Definition 2022


acerous

acerous

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈæs.əɹ.əs/
  • Hyphenation: ac‧er‧ous

Adjective

acerous (not comparable)

  1. Alternative spelling of acerose

Etymology 2

From Ancient Greek ἀ- (a-, not) + κέρας (kéras, horn)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /eɪˈsɪeɹ.əs/
  • Hyphenation: a‧ce‧rous

Adjective

acerous (not comparable)

  1. (zoology) Destitute of tentacles, as certain mollusks
  2. (zoology) Without antennae, as some insects

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