ringent


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rin·gent

 (rĭn′jənt)
adj.
Having gaping liplike parts, as the corolla of some flowers or the shells of certain bivalves.

[Latin ringēns, ringent-, present participle of ringī, to open the mouth wide.]

ringent

(ˈrɪndʒənt)
adj
(Botany) (of the corolla of plants such as the snapdragon) consisting of two distinct gaping lips
[C18: from Latin ringī to open the mouth wide]

rin•gent

(ˈrɪn dʒənt)

adj.
Bot. having widely spread lips.
[1750–60; < Latin ringent-, s. of ringēns, present participle of ringī to gape; compare rictus]
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