an enlarged cup or rim of tissue in flowers, as of the rose family, which supports the sepals, petals, and stamens
Origin of hypanthiumModL: see hypo- and antho- and -ium
The ringlike, cup-shaped, or tubular structure of a flower on which the sepals, petals, and stamens are borne, as in the flowers of the rose or cherry. Also called floral cup .
Origin of hypanthiumNew Latin hyp(o)- Greek anthos flower
Ancient Greek ὑπό (hypó, “under”) + ἀνθίων (anthiōn, “little flower”), from ἄνθος (anthos, “flower”)