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  • n. The stipe when developed into an internode between calyx and corolla, as in the pink family.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The stipe when developed into an internode between calyx and corolla, as in the Pink family.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a form of floral stipe, produced by the elongation of the inter-node between the calyx and the corolla, and bearing the corolla, stamens, and pistil, as in the catchfly (Silene). Also called anthophorum.

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  • The stalk that in some flowers raises the receptacle above the calyx.

    February 9, 2008