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Per"i*anth (?), n. [Pref. peri- + Gr. flower: cf. F. p'erianthe.] Bot. (a)

The leaves of a flower generally, especially when the calyx and corolla are not readily distinguished.


A saclike involucre which incloses the young fruit in most hepatic mosses. See Illust. of Hepatica.


© Webster 1913.

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