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(traɪˈiːʃəs) or


(Botany) (of a plant species) having male, female, and hermaphrodite flowers in three different plants
[C18: from New Latin trioecia, from Greek tri- + oikos house]
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(traɪˈi ʃəs)

of or pertaining to a species having male, female, and hermaphrodite flowers on different plants.
[1855–60; < New Latin Trioeci(a) former order name (Greek tri- tri- + oikía, pl. of oikíon house =oîk(os) house + -ion diminutive suffix) + -ous]
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