Ringent Rin"gent, a. [L. ringens, -entis, p. pr. of ringi to open wide the mouth: cf. F. ringent.] (Bot.) Having the lips widely separated and gaping like an open mouth; as a ringent bilabiate corolla. [1913 Webster]

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  • ringent — [rin′jənt] adj. [L ringens, prp. of ringi, to gape] 1. having the mouth wide open; gaping 2. Biol. having the lips separated by a distinct gap, as some corollas …   English World dictionary

  • ringent — ˈrinjənt adjective Etymology: Latin ringent , ringens, present participle of ringi to open the mouth, show the teeth more at rictus 1. : having the lips widely separated and gaping like an open mouth ringent corolla 2. : gaping irregularly the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ringent — /rin jeuhnt/, adj. 1. gaping. 2. Bot. having widely spread lips, as some corollas. [1750 60; < L ringent (s. of ringens, prp. of ringi to gape), equiv. to ring open the mouth + ent ENT; cf. RICTUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • ringent — rin•gent [[t]ˈrɪn dʒənt[/t]] adj. bot Bot. having widely spread lips • Etymology: 1750–60; < L ringent , s. of ringēns, prp. of ringī to gape; cf. rictus …   From formal English to slang

  • ringent — adj. [L. ringens, gaping] (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) Gaping, as some valves …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ringent — adjective Having the semblance of lips parted wide, such as may be observed in certain flowers …   Wiktionary

  • ringent — rin·gent …   English syllables

  • ringent — /ˈrɪndʒənt/ (say rinjuhnt) adjective gaping. {Latin ringens, present participle} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Vaulted — Vault ed, a. 1. Arched; concave; as, a vaulted roof. [1913 Webster] 2. Covered with an arch, or vault. [1913 Webster] 3. (Bot.) Arched like the roof of the mouth, as the upper lip of many ringent flowers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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