Origin of dioecious
OTHER WORDS FROM dioeciousdi·oe·cious·ly, adverbdi·oe·cious·ness, noundi·oe·cism [dahy-ee-siz-uhm], /daɪˈi sɪz əm/, noun
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How to use dioecious in a sentence
Grapes are not to-day considered dioecious but polygamo-dioecious, a distinction which will be defined later.The Grapes of New York|U. P. Hedrick
Again, in the case of dioecious trees, only the female or pistillate bear fruit.Michigan Trees|Charles Herbert Otis
If I am right, it is very advisable not to use the term "dioecious," as this at once brings notions of separation of sexes.The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II (of II)|Charles Darwin
The flowers are dioecious, rarely monoecious, provided with one or two perianths.
The flowers have no petals and are polygamous or dioecious (male, female and hermaphrodite flowers occur).