from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having no petals.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

  • adjective (Bot.) Having no petals, or flower leaves. [See Illust. under anther].

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  • adjective Having no petals.

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

  • adjective (of flowers) having no petals


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  • A flower without petals is apetalous.

    July 23, 2007