A flower having both stamens and carpels. Most angiosperms have perfect flowers. Compare imperfect flower. See also complete flower.
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How to use perfect flower in a sentence
In fact, you could call Kari Swenson a proper belle of Bozeman, the perfect flower of the New West.
It is all pure beauty—a perfect flower from the fruitful tree of his genius at the height of its power.The Dreamer | Mary Newton Stanard
Now, without having completed that romance—a very perfect flower—could he cast it aside?The "Genius" | Theodore Dreiser
Long reaches of green moist land form perfect flower-gardens, whose variety of bloom changes with every month.Palmetto-Leaves | Harriet Beecher Stowe
How is it possible to have a perfect flower—a healthy, normal and wholesome sprout from a diseased root?Sex=The Unknown Quantity | Ali Nomad
Proterandry, prot-e-ran′dri, n. the maturity of the anthers of a perfect flower before its stigma is ready to receive the pollen.