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perfect flower

perfect flower in Science
perfect flower
  (pûr'fĭkt)   
A flower having both stamens and carpels. Most angiosperms have perfect flowers. Compare imperfect flower. See also complete flower.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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  • There is a fragrance in the unfolding of a passion, that escapes the perfect flower.

  • To Eugene Suzanne's face was a perfect flower of hypnotic influence.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • Even in the very germ she discovers the minute form of the perfect flower.

    Leonora Maria Edgeworth
  • The music is like the stripping of some perfect flower, petal upon petal.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
  • Can we measure the development of a blossom into the perfect flower?

  • Victor gazed at the perfect flower in wonder, and before he knew it said aloud: “Ah, how like Blanche!”

  • This perfect flower from the Parisian hot-house was the rarest and most beautiful thing he had met in the way of womanhood.

    The Pools of Silence H. de Vere Stacpoole
  • Thou shalt give me the perfect flower of them—of that fact rest thou assured.

  • It regards man not as a perfect thing, put into life to blossom and die, as a perfect flower doth.

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