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ringent

[ rin-juhnt ]
/ ˈrɪn dʒənt /
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adjective

Botany. having widely spread lips, as some corollas.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for ringent

ringent
/ (ˈrɪndʒənt) /

adjective

(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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