Peloria meaning

pə-lôrē-ə
Unusual regularity in the form of a flower that is normally irregular.
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An abnormal regularity of form in a flower normally irregular.
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(botany) Abnormal regularity; the state of certain flowers, which, being naturally irregular, have become regular through a symmetrical repetition of the special irregularity.
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Origin of peloria

  • New Latin from Greek pelōros monstrous from pelōr monster kwer- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Ancient Greek πέλωρ (pelōr, “monster").

    From Wiktionary