peloria

[ puh-lawr-ee-uh, -lohr- ]
/ pəˈlɔr i ə, -ˈloʊr- /
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noun Botany.

regularity of structure occurring abnormally in flowers normally irregular.

Origin of peloria

1855–60; < New Latin < Greek pélōr(os) monstrous (pélōr monster + -os adj. suffix) + -ia -ia
Related formspe·lor·ic [puh-lawr-ik, -lor-] /pəˈlɔr ɪk, -ˈlɒr-/, adjective
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peloria

/ (pɛˈlɔːrɪə) /

noun

the abnormal production of actinomorphic flowers in a plant of a species that usually produces zygomorphic flowers

Derived Formspeloric (pɛˈlɔːrɪk, -ˈlɒ-), adjective

Word Origin for peloria

C19: via New Latin from Greek pelōros, from pelōr monster
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