perianth

noun
peri·​anth | \ ˈper-ē-ˌan(t)th How to pronounce perianth (audio) \

Definition of perianth

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

Examples of perianth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cup of the daffodil extends from radiating petals called a perianth. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2021 Dutch Master has a pale yellow perianth, and the trumpet is wide, richer in color and frilled. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of perianth

circa 1806, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for perianth

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

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The first known use of perianth was circa 1806

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“Perianth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perianth. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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