Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting of, or having, three valves; opening with three valves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, having, or opening by, three valves.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The big three-valved balloons of the bladdernut can sail either in the air, on the water, or over the frozen snow.

    Some Winter Days in Iowa

  • "Stamens six, hypogenous! anthers introrse! capsule cartilaginous, loculicidally three-valved, scurfy-leaved epiphytic!"

    "Some Say" Neighbours in Cyrus

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