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per·i·anth

 (pĕr′ē-ănth′)
n.
The part of a flower outside the reproductive structures, usually consisting of the calyx and the corolla.

[French périanthe, from New Latin perianthum : Greek peri-, peri- + Greek anthos, flower.]

perianth

(ˈpɛrɪˌænθ)
n
(Botany) the outer part of a flower, consisting of the calyx and corolla
[C18: from French périanthe, from New Latin, from peri- + Greek anthos flower]

per•i•anth

(ˈpɛr iˌænθ)

n.
the envelope of a flower, whether calyx or corolla or both.
[1700–10; earlier perianthium < New Latin. See peri-, antho-, -ium2]
per`i•an′thi•al, adj.

per·i·anth

(pĕr′ē-ănth′)
The outer envelope of a flower, consisting of the sepals or the petals or both.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.perianth - collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistilsperianth - collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils
covering, natural covering, cover - a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
blossom, flower, bloom - reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
corolla - (botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth; "we cultivate the flower for its corolla"
calyx - (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green
falls - the petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward (especially the outer perianth of an iris)
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
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The segments of the perianth also closed on the pistil, but more slowly than the stamens.