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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. 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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