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imperfect flower

imperfect flower in Science
imperfect flower
A flower that lacks either stamens or carpels. Compare perfect flower. See also incomplete flower.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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  • Whether this plant be a Scabious, Thrift or Helichrysum is hard to judge from the imperfect flower of the dried specimen.

    A Voyage to New Holland William Dampier

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