< /ˈkɔ dəˌsiz/, cau·dex·es. Botany.
- the main stem of a tree, especially a palm or tree fern.
- the woody or thickened persistent base of an herbaceous perennial.
noun plural -dices (-dɪˌsiːz) or -dexes
- the thickened persistent stem base of some herbaceous perennial plants
- the woody stem of palms and tree ferns
- The thickened, usually underground base of the stem of many perennial herbaceous plants, from which new leaves and flowering stems arise.
- The trunk of a palm or tree fern.