• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Spathose (Bot) Having a spathe; resembling a spathe; spatheceous; spathal.
    • a Spathose (Min) See Spathic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • spathose In botany, relating to or formed like a spathe; spathaceous; spathal.
    • spathose In mineralogy, sparry; of the nature of spar; occurring in broad plates or lamellæ; foliated in texture.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Spathose (bot.) having a spathe or sheath-like bract, bursting longitudinally
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Spathe
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. spatha—Gr. spathē, a broad blade.


In literature:

Spathose iron ore Galle Back.
"Ceylon; an Account of the Island Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of Its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions, Volume 1 (of 2)" by James Emerson Tennent
It was early known as spathose iron, spathic iron or steel ore. F.S.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various