Proteranthous Pro`ter*an"thous, a. [Gr. ? earlier (fr. ? before) + ? flower.] (Bot.) Having flowers appearing before the leaves; -- said of certain plants. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

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  • proteranthous — proter·an·thous …   English syllables

  • proteranthous —   a. with flowers appearing before leaves …   Dictionary of difficult words

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  • proter- — combining form or protero Etymology: New Latin, from Greek proter , protero , from proteros; akin to Greek pro before, ahead more at for : before : earlier …   Useful english dictionary

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