from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having gaping liplike parts, as the corolla of some flowers or the shells of certain bivalves.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having the semblance of lips parted wide, such as may be observed in certain flowers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the lips widely separated and gaping like an open mouth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, gaping: noting a bilabiate corolla with the lips widely spread and the throat open, as in the dead-nettle, Lamium.
- In zoology, gaping irregularly, as parts of some zoöphytes and the valves of some shells.
Latin ringēns, ringent-, present participle of ringī, to open the mouth wide.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin ringens, from the verb ringi, to open wide. (Wiktionary)