Definition of cleistogamous
: characterized by or being small inconspicuous closed self-pollinating flowers additional to and often more fruitful than showier ones on the same plant <violets are cleistogamous>
Variants of cleistogamous
Origin of cleistogamous
Greek kleistos closed (from kleiein to close) + International Scientific Vocabulary -gamous — more at clavicle
First Known Use: 1874
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