from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having no petals: an apetalous floret.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having no petals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no petals, or flower leaves. [See Illust. under anther].

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, having no petals or corolla; pertaining to the Apetalœ.
  • In the echinoids or seaurchins, having one of the five ambulacral rays more or less imperfectly developed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of flowers) having no petals


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  • A flower without petals is apetalous.

    July 23, 2007