- having the mouth wide open; gaping
- Biol. having the lips separated by a distinct gap, as some corollas
Origin of ringentClassical Latin ringens, present participle of ringi, to gape
Having gaping liplike parts, as the corolla of some flowers or the shells of certain bivalves.
Origin of ringentLatin ringēns, ringent-, present participle of ringī, to open the mouth wide.
- Having the semblance of lips parted wide, such as may be observed in certain flowers.
- entring, renting
Latin ringens, from the verb ringi, to open wide.