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

  • n. A tubular or cup-shaped structure of a flower, bearing on its rim the sepals, petals, and stamens.

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

  • n. the cuplike or ringlike or tubular structure of a flower which bears the sepals and stamens and calyx (as in Rosaceae)

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