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perianth Explained

Perianth at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Perianth \Per"i*anth\, n. [Pref. peri- + Gr. ? flower: cf. F.
p['e]rianthe.] (Bot.)
(a) The leaves of a flower generally, especially when the
calyx and corolla are not readily distinguished.
(b) A saclike involucre which incloses the young fruit in
most hepatic mosses. See Illust. of {Hepatica}.

perianth at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting
of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and
pistils [syn: {chlamys}, {floral envelope}, {perigone}, {perigonium}]

perianth at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: prefix » peri|-anth, thus "around the flower.", from Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » lang=fr|périanthe, from Inter: etyl » NL. Inter: term » lang=la|perianthium.


Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: botan » y The sterile parts of a flower; collectively, the sepals and petals (or tepals).
    1. Inter: context » botany|bryology The sterile, tubelike tissue that surrounds the female reproductive structure in a leafy liverwort.
    2. Inter: RQ:Schuster Hepaticae V » 5
    3. : Archegonia are surrounded early in their development by the juvenile perianth, through the slender beak of which the elongated neck of the fertilized archegonium protrudes.


      * perigone


      Inter: trans-top » sterile parts of a flower

  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|périanthe|m
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|perigonio|m
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|околуцветник|m|tr=okolucvétnik|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|ym-blaa|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|околоцветник|m|tr=okolocv'étnik
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|periantio|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * Perthian
    Translation: io » perianth
    Translation: my » perianth
    Translation: pl » perianth
    Translation: ta » perianth
    Translation: vi » perianth
    Translation: zh » perianth