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cartilaginous: Firm, dense, tough, somewhat pliable, and resilient, like human cartilage.[1]
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Example(s): Example sentences from FNA V23, FOC V22 : [1] leaf blades linear-lanceolate, 5–9 × 0.3–0.5 cm, both surfaces with tubercle-based hairs, margins cartilaginous, scabrous, apex acute; [2] Phyllaries few seriate, cartilaginous or apically minutely papery, monomorphic, monochromous, brownish, transparent, not enclosing florets;


  1. Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America Project, by Robert W. Kiger and Duncan M. Porter. 2001. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.