Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In the Linnean system of classification, a class of plants bearing both hermaphrodite flowers and those with the sexes separated, the different flowers being scattered either on the same plant or on two or three distinct individuals.

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

  • noun plural A Linnæan class of plants, characterized by having both hermaphrodite and unisexual flowers on the same plant.
  • noun plural A name given by Linnæus to file orders of plants having syngenesious flowers.

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

  • noun botany A Linnæan class of plants, characterized by having both hermaphrodite and unisexual flowers on the same plant.
  • noun botany A name given by Linnæus to file orders of plants having syngenesious flowers.

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Examples

  • Other flowers of the classes of monecia and diecia, and polygamia, discharge the fecundating farina, which floating in the air is carried to the stigma of the female flowers, and that at considerable distances.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life

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