ringent

[rin-juh nt]
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Origin of ringent

1750–60; < Latin ringent- (stem of ringēns, present participle of ringī to gape), equivalent to ring- open the mouth + -ent- -ent; cf. rictus
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ringent

adjective
  1. (of the corolla of plants such as the snapdragon) consisting of two distinct gaping lips

Word Origin for ringent

C18: from Latin ringī to open the mouth wide
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