American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having five similar parts.
- adj. Having flower parts, such as petals, sepals, and stamens, in sets of five, as in the geranium.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Five-parted; five-jointed; composed or consisting of five parts or five sets of similar parts. Specifically – In entomology: Five-jointed, as a beetle's tarsus.
- adj. botany In five parts; made up of five parts.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Biol.) Divided into, or consisting of, five parts; also, arranged in sets, with five parts in each set, as a flower with five sepals, five petals, five, or twice five, stamens, and five pistils.
- adj. (Zoöl.) Belonging to the Pentamera.
- adj. divided into five parts; specifically, having each floral whorl consist of five (or a multiple of five) members
- From penta- + -merous. (Wiktionary)
“Adephagous: belonging to the Adephaga: pentamerous, predatory, terrestrial beetles with filiform antennae and predatory habits: see hydradephagous.”
“Hydradephaga; - ous: applied to aquatic, predatory pentamerous beetles with filiform antennae: see adephagous.”
“Thus, in both _Lilium lancifolium_ and _L. auratum_ the writer has frequently met with pentamerous flowers.”
“In the British Adoxa the uppermost flower generally has two calyx-lobes with the other organs tetramerous, whilst the surrounding flowers generally have three calyx-lobes with the other organs pentamerous.”
“It is so common to observe on the same plant, flowers indifferently tetramerous, pentamerous, &c., that I need not give examples; but as numerical variations are comparatively rare when the parts are few, I may mention that, according to De Candolle, the flowers of Papaver bracteatum offer either two sepals with four petals (which is the common type with poppies), or three sepals with six petals.”
“This species resembles P. Sabiniana in the length of its seed-wing and in the color of its cone, but is distinct in the short triangular umbo, in its pentamerous leaf-fascicles and in the mottled dorsal surface of its nut.”
“To take an example, the group Pseudostrobus, characterized by pentamerous leaf-fascicles, appears in many systems.”
“So for a week he floated with the current of casual dissipation and then, caught for an hour by a refluent eddy of lonesomeness, -- four parts of the pentamerous clover-leaf were paired lovers, -- he penned a missive which might have changed much in his future career: He sent to Christian Schwan a formal proposal for the hand of”
“-- Diagram showing the arrangement of parts in a complete, regular, pentamerous flower: _s_, sepals; _p_, petals; _st_, stamens; _o_, ovaries.]”
“So for a week he floated with the current of casual dissipation and then, caught for an hour by a refluent eddy of lonesomeness, ” four parts of the pentamerous clover-leaf were paired lovers, ” he penned a missive which might have changed much in his future career: He sent to Christian Schwan a formal proposal for the hand of Margarete.”
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