serotinous

adjective
se·​rot·​i·​nous | \sə-ˈrät-nəs, -ˈrä-tə-;ˌser-ə-ˈtī-nəs\

Definition of serotinous 

: remaining closed on the tree with seed dissemination delayed or occurring gradually serotinous cones

Other Words from serotinous

serotiny \sə-​ˈrät-​nē, -​ˈrä-​tə-​ \ noun

First Known Use of serotinous

circa 1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for serotinous

Latin serotinus coming late, from sero late — more at soiree

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