Origin of serotine1
Examples from the Web for serotinous
In the Insignes the cone is oblique, persistent and serotinous, and the spring-shoot is multinodal.
With all serotinous species that I have seen, some of the trees open their cones at maturity, others at indefinite intervals.
Hence all the families of this legion appear to be serotinous, their simple primitive nucleus persisting for a long period.
The third group, the Insignes, contains the serotinous species.
By its close resemblance it may be considered the serotinous form of P. virginiana.
Word Origin for serotine
"late," 1590s, from French sérotine, from Latin serotinus "that which comes late; that which happens in the evening," from sero, adverb of serus "late" (see soiree). Also as a noun, a type of small, brown bat, from 1771. Related: serotinous, in botany (1880) "appearing later in the season than usual."