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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any unusual appendage around the pistil, such as the bottle-shaped body in the sedges, or the bristles and scales in some other genera of the sedge family.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Some unusual appendage about the pistil, as the bottle-shaped body in the sedges, and the bristles or scales in some other genera of the Sedge family, or Cyperace√¶.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, the hypogynous bristles, scales, or a more or less inflated sac, which surround the pistil in many Cyperace√¶.

Etymologies

Latin. See perigynous. (Wiktionary)

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