ringent definition by Webster's New World
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- having the mouth wide open; gaping
- Biol. having the lips separated by a distinct gap, as some corollas
Origin: Classical Latin ringens, present participle of ringi, to gape
ringent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Having gaping liplike parts, as the corolla of some flowers or the shells of certain bivalves.
Origin: Latin ringēns, ringent-, present participle of ringī, to open the mouth wide.