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perfect flower in Science
perfect flower
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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  • Can we measure the development of a blossom into the perfect flower?

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

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • Fate had torn that love from him, nipped it off as a sharp wind nips off a perfect flower.

    The Dark Flower John Galsworthy
  • The music is like the stripping of some perfect flower, petal upon petal.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
  • Respect so far the holy laws of this fellowship as not to prejudice its perfect flower by your impatience for its opening.

    Essays, First Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 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
  • But his only child was Vesta, the perfect flower of generations of the highest culture this planet has ever produced.

    The Scarlet Plague Jack London
  • Thou shalt give me the perfect flower of them—of that fact rest thou assured.

  • The youthful radiance of the face had singularly the effect of a perfect flower.

    The Squirrel-Cage Dorothy Canfield

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