Cleistogamous meaning

klī-stŏgə-məs
Of or relating to a flower that does not open and is self-pollinated in the bud.
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(bot.) Having small, unopened, self-pollinating flowers, usually in addition to the showier flowers.
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Of or relating to a flower that does not open and is self-pollinated in the bud. The fertile flowers of the violet are inconspicuous and cleistogamous, while the plant's more familiar showy flowers are usually infertile.
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(botany) Pertaining to cleistogamy.
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Origin of cleistogamous

  • Greek kleistos closed (from kleiein to close) –gamous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition