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floral envelope

noun, Botany
1.
the calyx and corolla of a flower.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30
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Examples from the web for floral envelope
  • The inner, usually bright-colored portion of the floral envelope.
  • The floral envelope, consisting of the sepals and petals if both are present, or either of them if the other is absent.
British Dictionary definitions for floral envelope

floral envelope

noun
1.
the part of a flower that surrounds the stamens and pistil: the calyx and corolla (considered together) or the perianth
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floral envelope in Science
floral envelope
  (flôr'əl)   
See perianth.
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