from The Century Dictionary.
- In botany, provided with sepals.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Bot.) Having one or more sepals.
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- adjective botany Having one or more
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Farther, that all plants _are_ petaled and sepaled, and never mere cups in saucers, is a great fact, not to be dwelt on in a note.
But their calices are five-sepaled, falling into divisions of two and three; and the flowers, though essentially four-petaled, may divide either the upper or lower petal, or both, into two lobes, and so present a six-lobed outline.
The calyx may be five - or four-sepaled; the corolla, five - or four-lobed; the stamens may be two, four, four with a rudimentary fifth, or five with the two anterior ones longer than the other three!