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[dahy-kluh-mid-ee-uh s]
  1. (of a flower) having both a calyx and a corolla.
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Origin of dichlamydeous

First recorded in 1820–30; di-1 + chlamydeous
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Historical Examples of dichlamydeous

  • These form the perianth and are in one series, when the flower is termed monochlamydeous, or in two series (dichlamydeous).

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1


  • Dichlamydeous (dī-klam-idi-us), in botany, said of plants that have both calyx and corolla.

British Dictionary definitions for dichlamydeous


  1. (of a flower) having a corolla and calyx
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Word Origin for dichlamydeous

C19: from Greek, from di- 1 + khlamus a cloak + -eous
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