Caudal

Cau"dal

(?), a. [L. Cauda tail. Cf. Coward.] Of the nature of, or pertaining to, a tail; having a tail-like appendage.
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The male widow-bird, remarkable for his caudal plumes.
Darwin.
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Caudal fin (Zol.), the terminal fin (or "tail") of a fish.
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Cau*da"ta

(?), n. pl. [NL., fr. L. cauda tail.] (Zol.) See Urodela.
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Cau"date

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Cau"da*ted

(?). } a. [L. cauda tail.] Having a tail; having a terminal appendage like a tail. Opposite of acaudate.
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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.
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Cau"di*cle

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Cau*dic"u*la

(?), } n. [Dim. of L. cauda tail, appendage.] (Bot.) A slender, elastic process, to which the masses of pollen in orchidaceous plants are attached.
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