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ACEROSE (from Lat. acus, needle, or a...

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 135 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ACEROSE (from Lat. acus, needle, or acer, sharp), needle-shaped, a term used in botany (since Linnaeus) as descriptive of the leaves, e.g., of pines. From Lat. acus, chaff, comes also the distinct meaning of " mixed with chaff."
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