Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A proposed name for such plants as come into cultivation before they are sufficiently well known to be referred to their true genera.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A provisional name for a plant which has not had its flowers botanically examined, and therefore has not been referred to its proper genus.

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  • noun botany A provisional name for a plant which has not had its flowers botanically examined, and therefore has not been referred to its proper genus.

Etymologies

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