Definitions for perigynouspəˈrɪdʒ ə nəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pe•rig•y•nouspəˈrɪdʒ ə nəs(adj.)

  1. situated around the pistil on the edge of a cuplike receptacle, as stamens or petals.

    Category: Botany

  2. having stamens, petals, etc., so arranged.

    Category: Botany

Origin of perigynous:

1800–10; < NL perigynus. See peri -, -gynous



  1. perigynous(Adjective)

    Having the stamens, petals or sepals situated around the ovary (especially, on the rim of the receptacle of a superior ovary).

  2. perigynous(Adjective)

    Having a hypanthium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perigynous(adj)

    having the ovary free, but the petals and stamens borne on the calyx; -- said of flower such as that of the cherry or peach


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