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- n. persistent portions of a calyx or corolla
- n. leaves which do not disarticulate from the stem, and hence remain for a long time
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. Persistent portions of a calyx or corolla; also, leaves which do not disarticulate from the stem, and hence remain for a long time.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, the withered leaves which remain persistent on the stems of some plants.
Latin, clothes, from induere to put on. See indue. (Wiktionary)