noun pe·lo·ria \pəˈlōrēə, -lȯr-\

Definition of peloria



  1. :  an abnormal often hereditary regularity of structure occurring in normally irregular flowers — see irregular peloria, regular peloria

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Origin and Etymology of peloria

New Latin, from Greek pelōros monstrous (from pelōr portent, monster) + New Latin -ia; akin to Greek terat-, teras portent, monster — more at terat-

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