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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The pedicel on which the ovary of certain flowers, such as the passion flower, is seated; a carpophore or thecaphore.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The pedicel on which the ovary of certain flowers, as the passion flower, is seated; a carpophore or thecaphore.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a stalk rising above the base of the flower, and bearing the ovary at its summit, as in plants of the genus Cleome. Also called podogynium, or more frequently gynophore (which see).

Etymologies

Ancient Greek base + woman. (Wiktionary)

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