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n. pl.1.(Bot.) A class of plants in the Linnæan system, whose stamens grow out of, or are united with, the pistil.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Neuter nouns are feminized: for instance, arum (cuckoo-pint) is rendered in the female form Ara to enable the personification of a "stern" member of the class "Gynandria," or "masculine ladies" (148n).