circumscissile love

Definitions

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

  • adjective Splitting or opening along a circumference, with the top coming off as a lid.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany, opening or divided by a transverse circular line: applied to a mode of dehiscence in some fruits, as in the pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis), henbane, and monkeypot, the fruit in such cases being called a pyxidium.

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

  • adjective (Bot.) Dehiscing or opening by a transverse fissure extending around (a capsule or pod). See Illust. of pyxidium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective botany Describing any seed-vessel that splits along a circumference, with the upper part coming off as a lid

Etymologies

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

[circum– + Latin scissilis, easily split, splitting; see scissile.]

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  • an engendering word

    December 6, 2011