[ in-kuhm-pleet-flou-er ]
/ ɪn kəmˈplit ˌflaʊ ər /
a flower without one or more of the normal parts, as carpels, sepals, petals, pistils, or stamens.
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Origin of incomplete flower
First recorded in 1760–70
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Scientific definitions for incomplete flower
A flower lacking one or more of the four parts found in a complete flower: sepals, petals, stamens, and pistils. Compare complete flower. See also imperfect flower.
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