Definitions for cladodeˈklæd oʊd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ref: cladophyll .
Origin of cladode:
1865–70; < NL cladodium; see clado -, -ode1, -ium2
cladode, cladophyll, phylloclad, phylloclade(noun)
a flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leaf
A flattened organ arising from the stem of a plant. These often replace the leaves in photosynthetic function, as leaves in such plants (for example asparagus, butchers broom) are typically reduced to scales. May also refer to the generally flattened shoot such as the cactus shown.