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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The sterile parts of a flower; collectively, the sepals and petals (or tepals); the perianth.
  • n. The modified leaves around the antheridia in a bryophytic plant.
  • n. The wall of the sporosac in a hydroid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as perigone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Hydroida, a sac formed by the more external parts of the gonophore.
  • n. In botany, same as perigone.

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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