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

serotiny

play \sə-ˈrät-nē, -ˈrä-tə-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of serotinous

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


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