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bilabiate

[bahy-ley-bee-it, -eyt] /baɪˈleɪ bi ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
adjective, Botany
1.
two-lipped, as a corolla.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; bi-1 + labiate
Related forms
nonbilabiate, adjective
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Examples for bilabiate
  • Investigation of composite and bilabiate flowers introduces concepts of inflorescence and symmetry and asymmetry.
  • The corolla is pale yellow, spotted with purple and strongly bilabiate.
  • Flowers blue-violet, slightly bilabiate, in dense terminal spikes.
British Dictionary definitions for bilabiate

bilabiate

/baɪˈleɪbɪˌeɪt; -ɪt/
adjective
1.
(botany) divided into two lips the snapdragon has a bilabiate corolla
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