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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, same as perianth, but also, specifically, the circle of leaves surrounding the antheridia of certain mosses. Also perigonium.

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

  • noun Any organ inclosing the essential organs of a flower; a perianth.
  • noun In mosses, the involucral bracts of a male flower.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A sac which surrounds the generative bodies in the gonophore of a hydroid.

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

  • noun botany perianth
  • noun In mosses, the involucral bracts of a male flower.
  • noun zoology A sac surrounding the generative bodies in the gonophore of a hydroid.

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

  • noun collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils

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