Bot. having small, unopened, self-pollinating flowers, usually in addition to the showier flowers
Origin of cleistogamous; from Classical Greek kleistos, closed (see close) + -gamous
Of or relating to a flower that does not open and is self-pollinated in the bud.
Origin of cleistogamousGreek kleistos, closed (from kleiein, to close) + –gamous.
- (botany) Pertaining to cleistogamy.