Semidiaphanous

Sem`i`di`aph´a`nous


a.1.Half or imperfectly transparent; translucent.
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When the play was first performed in Addis Ababa in 1952, the Emperor's censors insisted that the scene be acted out behind a semidiaphanous curtain.
8-2 mm wide, ascending to somewhat spreading, with elliptical or slightly obovate sides, strongly flattened but distended by ripening achene, papery, semidiaphanous, glabrous, 11-19-veined with 2 prominent marginal veins and the rest faint, stramineous or pale brown and sometimes sparsely suffused with reddish brown (especially distally), the margins smooth, gradually tapered to a short-stipitate base, more or less abruptly contracted into a beak; beaks 0.
Perigynia ascending, elliptical or broadly ovate to suborbicular, strongly flattened but distended by ripening achene, papery, semidiaphanous, glabrous, moderately to very weakly 13-25-veined, whitish or stramineous to pale brown but sometimes suffused with reddish brown (especially distally and along veins), the margins smooth, short-stipitate at base, abruptly contracted into a distinct beak; beaks narrowly cylindrical (about 0.