Apetalous
Apetalous \A*pet"al*ous\ ([.a]*p[e^]t"al*[u^]s), a. [Pref. a- not + petal.] (Bot.) Having no petals, or flower leaves. [See Illust. under {Anther}]. [1913 Webster]

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  • apetalous — [ā pet′ l əs] adj. Bot. without petals …   English World dictionary

  • apetalous — adjective Date: circa 1706 having no petals …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • apetalous — apetalousness, apetaly, n. /ay pet l euhs/, adj. Bot. having no petals. [1700 10; < NL apetalus. See A 6, PETALOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • apetalous — adjective Having no petals …   Wiktionary

  • apetalous — adj. without petals (regarding flowers) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • apetalous — [eɪ pɛt(ə)ləs, ə ] adjective Botany having no petals. Origin C18: from mod. L. apetalus, from Gk apetalos leafless + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • apetalous — apet·al·ous …   English syllables

  • apetalous — a•pet•al•ous [[t]eɪˈpɛt l əs[/t]] adj. bot having no petals • Etymology: 1700–10 a•pet′a•lous•ness, a•pet′a•ly, n …   From formal English to slang

  • apetalous — /əˈpɛtələs/ (say uh petuhluhs) adjective having no petals …   Australian English dictionary

  • apetalous —   a. Botany, lacking petals …   Dictionary of difficult words

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