situated around the pistil on the edge of a cuplike receptacle, as stamens or petals.
having stamens, petals, etc., so arranged.
Origin of perigynous
From the New Latin
dating back to 1800–10.
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Historical Examples of perigynous
In Umbelliferæ the epigynous condition is changed for the perigynous, &c.
Perigynous, the petals and stamens borne on the calyx, 95, 99.
Cherry-flower in section; petals and stamens adnate to tube of calyx,—perigynous.
These latter were classified according to whether the parts of the flower were hypogenous, perigynous, or epigynous.
Also, instead of a perigynous disk, there are usually little scales on the receptacle, one behind each carpel.
British Dictionary definitions for perigynous
Derived Formsperigyny, noun
(of a flower) having a concave or flat receptacle with the gynoecium and other floral parts at the same level, as in the rose
of or relating to the parts of a flower arranged in this way
Word Origin for perigynous
C19: from New Latin perigynus; see peri-, -gynous
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Having sepals, petals, and stamens around the edge of a cuplike receptacle (the hypanthium) containing the pistil, as in flowers of the rose or cherry. Compare epigynous hypogynous.
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