Vexillary
Vexillar Vex"il*lar, Vexillary Vex"il*la*ry, [Cf. F. vexillaire, L. vexillarius a standard bearer.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to an ensign or standard. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to the vexillum, or upper petal of papilionaceous flowers. [1913 Webster]

{Vexilary [ae]stivation} (Bot.), a mode of [ae]stivation in which one large upper petal folds over, and covers, the other smaller petals, as in most papilionaceous plants. [1913 Webster]


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  • Vexillary — Vex il*la*ry, n. [L. vexillarius: cf. F. vexillaire.] A standard bearer. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vexillary — [vek′sə ler΄ē] adj. [L vexillarius < vexillum: see VEXILLUM] 1. of an ensign or standard 2. Biol. of a vexillum n. pl. vexillaries in ancient Rome, a veteran soldier serving under a special standard …   English World dictionary

  • vexillary — /vek seuh ler ee/, n., pl. vexillaries, adj. n. 1. (in ancient Rome) one of a class of veteran soldiers who served under a special banner. adj. 2. of or pertaining to flags. 3. of or pertaining to a vexillum. [1585 95; < L vexillarius standard… …   Universalium

  • vexillary — vex·il·lary …   English syllables

  • vexillary —   a. pertaining to regimental colours or standard; n. standard bearer.    ♦ vexillology,   n. study of flags …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • vexillary — I. ˈveksəˌlerē, ri noun ( es) Etymology: Latin vexillarius, from vexillum + arius ary, noun suffix 1. : a veteran under a special standard in an ancient Roman army 2. : standard bearer II …   Useful english dictionary

  • vexillary estivation — vexillary estivation, Botany. a mode of estivation in which the exterior petal, as in the case of the vexillum, is largest and encloses and folds over the other petals …   Useful english dictionary

  • vexillary aestivation — noun : aestivation (as in most pea flowers) in which one large upper petal folds over and covers the other smaller petals …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Vexilary aestivation — Vexillar Vex il*lar, Vexillary Vex il*la*ry, [Cf. F. vexillaire, L. vexillarius a standard bearer.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to an ensign or standard. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to the vexillum, or upper petal of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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