serotinous

adjective
se·​rot·​i·​nous | \ sə-ˈrät-nəs How to pronounce serotinous (audio) , -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 How to pronounce serotiny (audio) , -​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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“Serotinous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serotinous. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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