Definitions for labellumləˈbɛl əm; -ˈbɛl ə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
la•bel•lumləˈbɛl əm; -ˈbɛl ə(n.)(pl.)-bel•la
the lowest of the three orchid petals, usu. larger and more conspicuous than the others; the lip.
Origin of labellum:
1820–30; < L, dim. of labrum lip
The lower central petal of orchid flowers, usually developed to be showy and attract pollinators.
Origin: From labellum, diminutive of labrum, from lavo.
the lower or apparently anterior petal of an orchidaceous flower, often of a very curious shape
a small appendage beneath the upper lip or labrum of certain insects
Labellum is the Latin diminutive of labium, meaning lip. These are anatomical terms used descriptively in biology, for example in entomology and botany.
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