Botany. having widely spread lips, as some corollas.
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Flower ringent; the lanceolate sepals and petals nearly alike, united at base, ascending and arching over the column.
The sinuation of the outer lip and impression of the whorl behind the peristome, give a slightly ringent aspect to the mouth.Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2) | John MacGillivray
The flowers of those which we have specified are from one to four inches in diameter, ringent, tubular, or campanulate.The American Flower Garden Directory | Thomas Hibbert
ringent or Gaping, when the orifice is wide open, as in Fig. 256.The Elements of Botany | Asa Gray
From the arching of the upper lip this corolla is called ringent.
British Dictionary definitions for ringent
(of the corolla of plants such as the snapdragon) consisting of two distinct gaping lips
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