Serotinous Se*rot"i*nous, a. [L. serotinus, fr. serus late.] (Biol.) Appearing or blossoming later in the season than is customary with allied species. [1913 Webster]

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  • serotinous — adjective Etymology: Latin serotinus coming late, from sero late more at soiree Date: circa 1656 remaining closed on the tree with seed dissemination delayed or occurring gradually < serotinous cones > • serotiny noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • serotinous — se·rot·i·nous (sĭ rŏtʹn əs, sĕr ə tīʹnəs) adj. Botany Late in developing or blooming.   [Latin sērōtinus, coming late, from sērō, at a late hour, from sērus, late.] * * * …   Universalium

  • serotinous — adjective (of conifer cones) Requiring the heat of a wildfire to open, in order to disperse its seed …   Wiktionary

  • serotinous — se·rot·i·nous …   English syllables

  • serotinous — /səˈrɒtənəs/ (say suh rotuhnuhs) adjective → serotine …   Australian English dictionary

  • serotinous —   a. flowering late …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • serotinous — sə̇ˈrätənəs, seˈr adjective Etymology: Latin serotinus coming late : serotinal …   Useful english dictionary

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