American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Arranged or occurring in pairs; twin.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, twofold; twin; growing double, as the fruits of umbelliferous plants, the anthers of bedstraw, or the tubers of some orchids.
- In zoology, twain; paired: applied to two spots, spines, tubercles, etc., when they form a pair touching each other.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Growing in pairs or twins.
- Modern Latin, from Ancient Greek δίδυμος ("twin"). (Wiktionary)
- From Greek didumos, twin; see dwo- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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