Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of the scales of a leaf bud.
  • n. A pouchlike portion of the perianth in certain orchids.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the scales of a leaf bud.
  • n. A pouchlike portion of the perianth in certain orchides.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as perule.

Etymologies

Latin, diminutive of pera wallet, from Ancient Greek: compare French pérule. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Okay: " (Latin) A probable variant of perula, in reference to the most valued form of this product of disease.

    The Time Traveler's Wife

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