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Meaning of PERIANTH

Pronunciation:  'peree`anth

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamen and carpel

PERIANTH is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: floral envelope
 See Also: bloom, blossom, calyx, corolla, cover, covering, flower, natural covering



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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}.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The calyx and corolla of a flower, especially where the two are similar.