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- adjective Resembling a sepal.
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- Like a sepal, or distinct part of a calyx.
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- adjective (Bot.) Like a sepal, or a division of a calyx.
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- adjective botany Resembling a
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- adjective resembling or characteristic of a sepal
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In the flower in question there are neither stamens nor petals, unless the second or inner of sepals be considered as sepaloid petals (fig. 152).
Moquin has given an explanation of the St. Valery Apples, wherein the petals are sepaloid, the stamens absent, and where there is a double row of carpels, by supposing these peculiarities to be due to "a prolification combined with penetration and fusion of two or more flowers," but it is surely more reasonable to conceive a second row of carpels placed above the first by the prolongation of the central part of the axis.
-- Flower of St. Valèry apple, with sepaloid petals.]