cleistogamous

adjective
cleis·tog·a·mous | \klī-ˈstä-gə-məs \
variants: or less commonly cleistogamic \ˌklī-stə-ˈga-mik \

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

Other Words from cleistogamous

cleistogamously \klī-ˈstä-gə-məs-lē \ adverb
cleistogamy \-ˈstä-gə-mē \ noun

First Known Use of cleistogamous

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cleistogamous

Greek kleistos closed (from kleiein to close) + International Scientific Vocabulary -gamous — more at clavicle

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