- Botany. having widely spread lips, as some corollas.
Origin of ringent
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Related Wordsaccessible, wide, clear, free, susceptible, exposed, stripped, bare, rent, removed, unblocked, unlocked, patent, gaping, extended, agape, rolling, uncovered, emptied, unbarred
Examples from the Web for ringent
- (of the corolla of plants such as the snapdragon) consisting of two distinct gaping lips
C18: from Latin ringī to open the mouth wide
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