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1. perianth

noun. collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils.

Synonyms

  • corolla
  • natural covering
  • cover
  • flower
  • bloom
  • perigonium
  • perigone
  • calyx
  • chlamys
  • floral envelope
  • falls
  • covering
  • plant organ

Antonyms

  • unmask
  • uncover
  • undress
  • exclude

Etymology

  • -anth (English)
  • ἄνθος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • peri- (English)
  • περί (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word perianth


1. Noun, singular or mass
The study concluded that the key to developing a true blue tulip lay in the amount of ferric ions the bulb distributes to the perianth.

2. Adjective
The nodding flower has anthers about 1/2 inch long, and its yellow-spotted perianth segments curve in the middle.

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