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perianth

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noun peri·anth \ˈper-ē-ˌan(t)th\

Definition of perianth

  1. :  the floral structure comprised of the calyx and corolla especially when the two whorls are fused — see flower illustration



Origin of perianth

New Latin perianthium, from peri- + Greek anthos flower — more at anthology


First Known Use: circa 1806


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