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

  • adj. Having the stamens and pistil united to form a column, as in orchids.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having stamens and pistils together in a column.
  • adj. Exhibiting characteristics of both feminine and masculine. Both denotational synonym and connotational antonym of androgynous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, having the stamens adnate to and apparently borne upon the pistil, as in Asclepias, Aristolochia, and all orchids.


From gyno- ("woman") + andro- ("man"). (Wiktionary)



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