Lacinia Definition

A slash in or a slender lobe of a leaf or petal.
American Heritage
The apex of the insect maxilla.
American Heritage Medicine

(botany) One of the narrow, jagged, irregular pieces or divisions which form a sort of fringe on the borders of the petals of some flowers.

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Origin of Lacinia

  • Latin, the lappet or flap of a garment.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin fringe, hem

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

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