Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany, having the outermost stamens converted into petals, while the inner ones remain perfect: said of a flower.
  • noun A festival on which half the antiphon is repeated before and the whole antiphon after the psalm. See double.

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

  • noun (Eccl.) An office or feast celebrated with less solemnity than the double ones. See double, n., 8.
  • adjective (Bot.) Having the outermost stamens converted into petals, while the inner ones remain perfect; -- said of a flower.

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

  • adjective botany, of a flower Having the outermost stamens converted into petals, while the inner ones remain perfect.

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ double

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