What does caducous mean?

caducous meaning in General Dictionary

falling down or disappearing early while the calyx of a poppy or the gills of a tadpole

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  • shed at an early on stage of development
  • Dropping off or vanishing early, once the calyx of a poppy, or perhaps the gills of a tadpole.

Sentence Examples with the word caducous

The calyx sometimes falls off before the flower expands, as in poppies, and is caducous (fig.

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