Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the capitate stigma at the throat of the corolla, the stamens standing lower: noting, for instance, the long-styled form of cowslip, Primula veris, and contrasted with thrum-eyed, applied to the short-styled form, in which the anthers are above.
- adj. botany Having the stigma visible at the throat of a gamopetalous corolla, while the stamens are concealed in the tube.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Having the stigma visible at the throad of a gamopetalous corolla, while the stamens are concealed in the tube; -- said of dimorphous flowers. The opposite of
“The primrose is distinguished by two differing flowers: the pin-eyed and thrum-eyed.”
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“Botanically the Primrose has two varieties of floral structure: one "pin-eyed," with a tall pistil, and short stamens; the other "thrum-eyed," showing a rosette of tall stamens, whilst the short pistil must be looked for, like the great Panjandrum himself, "with a little round button at the top," half way down the tube.”
“They have been long known to children and gardeners, who call them thrum-eyed and pin-eyed.”
“These two forms have long been known to florists as the "pin-eyed" and the "thrum-eyed," but they are called by Darwin the long-styled and short-styled forms (see woodcut).”
“I can only refer very shortly to the botanical interest of the Primula, and that only to direct attention to Mr. Darwin's paper in the "Journal of the Linnæan Society," 1862, in which he records his very curious and painstaking inquiries into the dimorphism of the Primula, a peculiarity in the Primula that gardeners had long recognized in their arrangement of Primroses as "pin-eyed" and "thrum-eyed.”
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