regularity of structure occurring abnormally in flowers normally irregular.
Origin of peloria
1855–60;Related formspe·lor·ic [puh-lawr-ik, -lor-] /pəˈlɔr ɪk, -ˈlɒr-/, adjective
< New Latin
< Greek pélōr(os
) monstrous (pélōr
monster + -os
adj. suffix) + -ia -ia
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for peloria
Historical Examples of peloria
"On the existence of two forms of Peloria," by M. T. Masters.
Peloria of this kind, when perfect, is very often associated with other alterations.
This change is sometimes classed with peloria, but there is no abnormal regularity in these cases.
From overlooking the occasional existence of this form of peloria, new genera have sometimes been formed on insufficient grounds.
A similar alteration accompanies this form of peloria in other flowers (see Peloria).
British Dictionary definitions for peloria
Derived Formspeloric (pɛˈlɔːrɪk, -ˈlɒ-), adjective
the abnormal production of actinomorphic flowers in a plant of a species that usually produces zygomorphic flowers
Word Origin for peloria
C19: via New Latin from Greek pelōros, from pelōr monster
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