perianth


peri·anth

noun \ˈper-ē-ˌan(t)th\

Definition of PERIANTH

:  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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