dispermous

[ dahy-spur-muh s ]
/ daɪˈspɜr məs /

adjective Botany.

having two seeds.

Nearby words

  1. dispense with,
  2. dispenser,
  3. dispensible,
  4. dispensing optician,
  5. dispeople,
  6. dispermy,
  7. dispersal,
  8. dispersal prison,
  9. dispersal zone,
  10. dispersant

Origin of dispermous

First recorded in 1720–30; di-1 + spermous

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British Dictionary definitions for dispermous

dispermous

/ (daɪˈspɜːməs) /

adjective

(of flowering plants) producing or having two seeds

Word Origin for dispermous

C18: from di- 1 + Greek sperma seed

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