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bicolor

[bahy-kuhl-er] /ˈbaɪˌkʌl ər/
adjective
1.
Also, bicolored; especially British, bicoloured. having two colors:
a bicolor flower.
noun
2.
a flag divided into two major areas of color.
Also, especially British, bicolour.
Origin of bicolor
1860-1865
From Latin, dating back to 1860-65; See origin at bi-1, color
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  • B, 16), or black on the thorax and red on the abdomen as in Osmia bicolor (pl.

    Wild Bees, Wasps and Ants Edward Saunders
  • Yes, speciosus—either that or the bicolor—I can't be certain just which.

    The Lucky Piece Albert Bigelow Paine
  • Like stivalis, bicolor does not thrive on limy soils and it is difficult to propagate from cuttings.

  • There is a double form, and a recent re-introduction, bicolor, has its blooms scarlet and white in stripes.

    The Book of Bulbs Samuel Arnott
  • Punctata is probably the hardiest, but regia and bicolor are also hardy if planted about six inches deep.

    The Book of Bulbs Samuel Arnott
  • The horticultural characters of bicolor are much the same as those of Aestivalis.

    The Grapes of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • He makes the same remark for the allied forms (bicolor, saccharatus, etc.), which are often regarded as mere varieties.

    Origin of Cultivated Plants Alphonse De Candolle
  • Among the wasps that first make the nest and then provision the larder, Astata bicolor is one of the most interesting.

    Wasps George W. Peckham
  • This little bug-hunting Astata bicolor made her study in a different way from Sphex ichneumonea.

    Wasps George W. Peckham
  • The horticultural characters of bicolor are much the same as those of stivalis.

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