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Definition of the noun perianth

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noun - plural: perianths

  1. collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonyms of perianth: chlamys / floral envelope / perigone / perigonium
    • more generic terms: cover / covering / natural covering = a natural object that covers or envelops; plant organ = a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
    • more specific word: falls = the petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward
    • part of: bloom / blossom / flower = reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
    • parts:
      • corolla = the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth
      • calyx = the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud

Alternative definition of the noun perianth

noun

  1. [botany] The sterile parts of a flower; collectively, the sepals and petals (or tepals).
  2. [context: botany, bryology] The sterile, tubelike tissue that surrounds the female reproductive structure in a leafy liverwort.

Explanation

The perianth is the non-reproductive part of the flower, and structure that forms an envelope surrounding the sexual organs, consisting of the calyx and the corolla. The term perianth is derived from the Greek περί, peri, meaning around, and άνθος, anthos, meaning flower, while perigonium is derived from gonos, meaning seed, i.e. sexual organs. In the mosses and liverworts, the perianth is the sterile tubelike tissue that surrounds the female reproductive structure.

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Google previewTaylor's Guide to Bulbs (2001)

How to Select and Grow 480 Species of Spring and Summer Bulbs by Barbara W. Ellis

PERIANTH SEGMENTS. Perianth is a collective term for both the calyx ( sepalsl and the corolla (petalsl of a flower and is most commonly used when these ...

Google previewThe Garden (1877)

The large perianth is a dingy whitish-yellow, marked with dark purple reticulations ...

Google previewGardening (1908)

The perianth is a delicate light sulphur yellow, with ...

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary (1823)

Or, Familiar Explanations of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences by George Crabb

anthodium, the Common Perianth, involucrum, Involucre; gluma, the Glume ; spatha, the Spathe; calyptra, the Calyptre; and volva, the Wrapper. —Perianthium , the Perianth is that sort of calyx which immediately incloses the flower, as in fig.

Google previewHorticultural Trade Journal (1908)

The perianth is a deep shade of yellow, but not so intense as the goi. den cup. Another flower of the C. H. Curtis type is George Philip Haydon. The mouth of the trumpet also expands in this variety, and it is finely fluted, but the colouring in both ...

Google previewGardeners Chronicle & New Horticulturist (1908)

The perianth is a deep shade of yellow, but not so intense as the golden cup. Another flower of the C. H. Curtis type is George Philip Haydon. The mouth of the trumpet also expands in this variety, and it is finely fluted, but the colouring in both ...

Google previewGardeners' Chronicle, Horticultural Trade Journal (1908)

The perianth is a deep shade of yellow, but not so intense as the golden cup. Another flower of the C. H. Curtis type is George Philip Haydon. The mouth of the trumpet also expands in this variety, and it is finely fluted, but the colouring in both ...

Google previewThe Gardeners' Chronicle (1908)

A Weekly Illustrated Journal of Horticulture and Allied Subjects

The perianth is a deep shade of yellow, but not so intense as the golden cup. Another flower of the C. H. Curtis type is George Philip Haydon. The mouth of the trumpet also expands in this variety, and it is finely fluted, but the colouring in both ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1854)

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Stamens 4, placed on the segments of the perianth. Ovary of one superior carpel, containing 1 or more ovules ; fruit dehiscent or closed. Seed exalbuminous; embryo straight Natives of Australia and the Cape of ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening (1901)

A Practical and Scientific Encyclopedia of Horticulture for Gardeners and Botanists by George Nicholson

Perianth full yellow ; trumpet deep yellow. Early. Big Bon. Flowers Sin. across. Perianth primrose ; trumpet yellow. A very large and a very expensive variety. Captain Nelson. Flower a soft yellow. Dwarf. Glory of Leiden. Flower Large ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (1889)

by Sir George Watt

Female perianth ovoid-tubular, bifid, the upper lip 2-3 dentate, the lower almost abortive. Stigma subulate. Tribe II. PrOCrideae. — Herbs, rarely woody below, unarmed {eg., hairs not stinging) ; leaves opposite or by abortion alternate and then ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India: Abaca to Buxus (1899)

by Sir George Watt, Edgar Thurston, T. N. Mukharji

Female perianth ovoid-tubular, bifid, the upper lip 2-3 dentate, the lower almost abortive. Stigma subulate. Tribe II. Procrideae. — Herbs, rarely woody below, unarmed {e.g., hairs not stinging) ; leaves opposite or by abortion alternate and then ...

Google previewThe Century Supplement to the Dictionary of Gardening (1901)

A Practical and Scientific Encyclopedia of Horticulture for Gardeners and Botanists by George Nicholson

Perianth full yellow ; trumpet deep yellow. Early. Big Boil. Flowers 5in. across. Perianth primrose ; trumpet yellow. A very large and a very expensive variety. .Captain Nelson. Flower a soft yellow.

Google previewThe 1900 Supplement to the Dictionary of Gardening (1901)

A Practical and Scientific Encyclopaedia of Horticulture for Gardeners and Botanists by George Nicholson

Perianth full yellow ; trumpet deep yellow. Early. Big Ben. Flowers 5in. across. Perianth primrose; trumpet yellow. A very large and a very expensive variety. Captain Nelson. Flower a soft yellow.

Google previewFirst Additional Supplement to Loudon's Encyclopaedia of Plants (1841)

Comprising the Specific Character, Description, Culture, History, Application in the Arts, and Every Other Desirable Particular Respecting All the Plants Originated In, Or Introduced Into Britain, Between the First Publication of the Work in 1829, and January, 1840 by John Claudius Loudon

Perianth flattened. Sepals and petals ascending, nearly equal, connate with the claw of the column. abellum spurless, concave, 3-lobed, with callous crested or tubercled veins. Column semiterete, marginate. Anther 1-2-celled. Pollen masses ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening: T to Z, and Supplement (1889)

by George Nicholson

perianth yellow, lin. to fiin. across, stalked, bent; tube greenish, lin. to iin. long ; segments ovate, imbricated, the three inner ones broadest, aplcuhte, slightly fringed at tips, spreading, ultimately slightly reflexed; corona about in. across, ...

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1809)

Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge : Illustrated with Upwards of 150 Elegant Engravings. A - B. 1 by William Nicholson

perianth one-leafed, permanent;, tube bell- shaped; limb five-cleft; clefts ovate, acute, fiat, spreading; cor. none; nectaiy one- leafed, pitcher-shaped, of the length of the tube of the calyx, half five-cleft; clcfts bifid, ...

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Small photo of Saffron, or crocus suziatsky - the height of the peduncle is 6-10 cm. The perianth is up to 4 cm in diameter golden yellow, with dark purple stripes on the outside.Small photo of variety of irises white tops of perianth and apricot-yellowSmall photo of Blank mourning frame on deep red perianth with white roseSmall photo of Peligan Flower which flowers grow in the leaf axils.It inflated and globose at the base, continuing as a long perianth tube, ending in a tongue-shaped,brightly colored lobe and heart shape leafSmall photo of Blank mourning frame on deep red perianth with white roseSmall photo of Blank mourning frame on deep red perianth with white roseSmall photo of Blank mourning frame on deep red perianth with white rose More...

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Perianth Meaning

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Scrabble value of P3E1R1I1A1N1T1H4

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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