diclinous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj diclinous having pistils and stamens in separate flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Diclinous Having the stamens and pistils in separate flowers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • diclinous In crystallography, same as diclinic.
    • diclinous In botany, having only stamens or pistils: applied to unisexual flowers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Diclinous dī′kli-nus having the stamens and pistils in separate flowers
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. = bed
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. di-, asunder, and klinē, a bed.

Usage

In literature:

But in the en', with the businezz always diclining, that turn' out fortunate.
"The Flower of the Chapdelaines" by George W. Cable
Very many, perhaps all, diclinous flowers may, under certain conditions, become perfect, at least structurally.
"Vegetable Teratology" by Maxwell T. Masters
Pinus is also peculiar in the dimorphism of shoots and leaves and in their constant interrelations with the diclinous flowers.
"The Genus Pinus" by George Russell Shaw
Most of them have an acrid milky juice, and diclinous or monoecious flowers.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
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