incomplete flower

[ in-kuhm-pleet-flou-er ]

noun
  1. a flower without one or more of the normal parts, as carpels, sepals, petals, pistils, or stamens.

Origin of incomplete flower

1
First recorded in 1760–70

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Scientific definitions for incomplete flower

incomplete flower

  1. 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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