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floral envelope

noun, Botany
the calyx and corolla of a flower.
1820-30 Unabridged
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  • 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

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
See perianth.
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