Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, having, or growing on a stem. Used especially of leaves arising from the upper part of a stem.

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  • adj. Growing immediately on a caulis; of or pertaining to a caulis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Growing immediately on a caulis; of or pertaining to a caulis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, of or belonging to a stem: as, cauline leaves.
  • n. The coloring matter of red cabbage. It is largely used in the coloring of bogus wines.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. especially of leaves; growing on a stem especially on the upper part of a stem
  • adj. (of plants) producing a well-developed stem above ground

Etymologies

Latin caulis, stem + -ine1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Linn├Žus, Flora Suecica, 789, says that the flowers of it which have perfect corolla and full scent often bear no seed, but that the later 'cauline' blossoms, without petals, are fertile.

    Proserpina, Volume 2 Studies Of Wayside Flowers

  • The stems may be simple or branched, in the large types reaching as much as I m in height; the basal leaves are long, often pinnately lobed and coarsely toothed, but sometimes are not serrated, while the cauline leaves are simple and linear.

    Chapter 27

  • The cauline leaves are stalked and diverge widely, which habit gives its name to the plant.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 484, April 11, 1885

  • Page view page image: as a goose quil; it is simple and erect. its leaves are cauline, and spredding. the leaf [l] its are jointed & oppositly poinnate

    Original journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806

  • The stem of the 2nd. is procumbent abo [u] t the size of the former, jointed and unbranched. it's leaves are cauline, compound and oppositely pinnate; the rib from 14 to 16 inches long celindric and smooth. the leafets 2 1/2 inches long and 1 inch wide. greatest width 1/2 inch from their base, to which they are regularly rounded, and from the same point tapering to an accute apex,

    Original journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806

  • - The stem of the 2nd is procumbent abot the size of the former, jointed and unbranched. it's leaves are cauline, compound and oppositely pinnate; the rib from 14 to 16 inches long celindric and smooth. the leafets

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806

  • Simple and erect. its leaves are cauline, and Spredding. the leafits are jointed & oppositly poinnate 3 par and termonateing in one, cessile widest at the base and tapering to an accuminated point, an inch and

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806

  • Delphinium viridescens most closely resembles Delphinium multiplex, but may be distinguished using the following characters: Delphinium viridescens is typically 3-5 feet tall; sepals are iridescent purplish-yellow or greenish-yellow; and in some instances, the degree of basal and cauline leaf dissection has been observed to be greater in Delphinium viridescens, although immature specimens of Delphinium viridescens and Delphinium multiplex cannot readily be distinguished on this character.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Leaves cauline, 17-30 at anthesis; petiole 0. 2-8 cm.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • * [[Leaves]]: Basal and lower cauline leaves long-petiolate, the blades up to 10 cm.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

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  • Luvverly drop of Chateaux Chou that was.

    December 19, 2012

  • The coloring matter of red cabbage. It is largely used in the coloring of bogus wines. --from the definitions.

    December 19, 2012