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n. pl. spa·dices (-dĭ-sēz′)
A fleshy clublike spike bearing minute flowers, usually enclosed within a sheathlike spathe, characteristic of aroid plants such as the jack-in-the-pulpit.
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spadixa massive, fleshy spike of flowers protected by a large, sometimes green, bract called a spathe. A classic example of a plant with such a structure is the ARUM LILY.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005