noun. a conspicuous bract surrounding or subtending a spadix or other inflorescence.
- spatha (Latin)
- σπάθη (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word spathe
1. Noun, singular or mass
The spathe will soon turn brown and die.
Trim each dead spathe* down to its base, near the plant's crown, which is where the above-ground stems and roots join.
3. *Verb, past participle
As members of the Araceae or arum family, both pothos and philodendron have spathe flowers that look like small versions of the flowers on a peace lily (Spathiphylum).