peloria

noun

pe·​lo·​ria
pəˈlōrēə,
-lȯr-
plural -s
: an abnormal often hereditary regularity of structure occurring in normally irregular flowers see irregular peloria, regular peloria

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Peloria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peloria. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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