floral envelope


noun Botany.

the calyx and corolla of a flower.

Nearby words

  1. flor.,
  2. flora,
  3. florae,
  4. floral,
  5. floral emblem,
  6. floral leaf,
  7. floral park,
  8. floral tube,
  9. florally,
  10. floreat

Origin of floral envelope

First recorded in 1820–30

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British Dictionary definitions for floral envelope

floral envelope

noun

the part of a flower that surrounds the stamens and pistil: the calyx and corolla (considered together) or the perianth
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Science definitions for floral envelope

floral envelope

[flôrəl]

See perianth.
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