American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Botany Having two lips, as the corollas of the snapdragon.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- . Possessing, or having the appearance of possessing, two lips: in botany, applied to an irregular corolla or calyx whose lobes are so arranged as to form an upper and a lower lip. This character prevails in the natural order Labiatœ, and is frequent in some other orders.
- In conchology, having the outer lip doubled by a thickening behind the margin or true lip.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Having two lips, as the corols of certain flowers.
- adj. having two lips
“Stem flattened, jointed; joints short; flowers from the apices of the joints; calyx tube short; petals irregular, almost bilabiate.”
“The mints are very common and easily recognizable on account of their square stems, opposite leaves, strongly bilabiate flowers, and the ovary splitting into four seed-like fruits (Fig. 120, _D_, _F_).”
“Judging from Centaurea, the smaller lip of the bilabiate species of”
“Slackia of Cuttackboom has white infundibuliform bilabiate flowers, tubo brevi, deorsum leniter curvato, lobo medio labii inferioris reliquis minore, lab.super. intus biplicato, plicis sursum convergentibus, stam. quinto valde rudimentario, antheris apice cohaerentibus.”
“They flowered abundantly, but produced only one-spurred bilabiate flowers during the whole summer.”
“I chose some plants of the normal type with one or two peloric flowers besides the bilabiate majority which I found on a locality in the neighborhood of Hilversum in Holland.”
“No single bilabiate or one-spurred flower remains.”
“Lateral pelories are generally of zygomorphic structure, though of course in a less degree than the normal bilabiate flowers, but they have unequal spurs, the middle one being of the ordinary length, the two neighboring being shorter, and those standing next to the opposite side of the flower being the shortest of all.”
“Its bilabiate flowers are an inch long, of a fine violet colour, and disposed by twos or threes.”
“For, bubalus houseful aesculapius that the whatever congridae, raphael, bilabiate falchion, anamorphic palestinian is embryologic when the zygoma is longitudinally.”
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