What does perianth mean?

perianth meaning in General Dictionary

collective term when it comes to outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils

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  • The leaves of a flower usually specially when the calyx and corolla aren't readily distinguished
  • The leaves of a flower usually, especially when the calyx and corolla are not easily distinguished.
  • A saclike involucre which incloses the younger fruit in most hepatic mosses. See Illust. of Hepatica.

perianth meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"envelope of a flower," 1706, from French p

perianth - German to English


Sentence Examples with the word perianth

In function the perianth may be compared with a unilocular ovary containing a single ovule; the projecting integument, which at the time of pollination secretes a drop of liquid, serves the same purpose as the style and stigma of an angiosperm.

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