Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, having the outermost stamens converted into petals, while the inner ones remain perfect: said of a flower.
- n. A festival on which half the antiphon is repeated before and the whole antiphon after the psalm. See double.
- adj. botany, of a flower Having the outermost stamens converted into petals, while the inner ones remain perfect.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Eccl.) An office or feast celebrated with less solemnity than the double ones. See double, n., 8.
- adj. (Bot.) Having the outermost stamens converted into petals, while the inner ones remain perfect; -- said of a flower.
- semi- + double (Wiktionary)
“Would you expect a smart move from her? semidouble”
“All days or feasts are arranged in this scale: feria, simple, semidouble double, greater double, double of the second class, double of the first class.”
“But the Missal contains a collection of Votive Masses, that may be said on days not above a semidouble in rank.”
“The semidouble feast has two Vespers, nine lessons in”
“In the Mass, the semidouble has always at least three”
“It has three lessons and takes the psalms of Matins from the ferial office; the rest of the office is like the semidouble.”
“Instead of the "suffragia sanctorum" in the semidouble and ferial Offices a commemoration of the Holy Cross is used.”
“These creamy-colored, semidouble flowers are as delicious in salads as they are pretty growing in containers or in the garden.”
“Paeonia 'Kopper Kettle' has semidouble flowers in an unusual shade of warm, coppery orange with a dark center and yellow markings.”
“Paeonia 'Cora Louise' opens pale pink, semidouble flowers that fade to white marked in lavender.”
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