perigynium

Perigynium

Per`i*gyn"i*um\, n.; pl. Perigynia. [NL. See Perigynous.] (Bot.) Some unusual appendage about the pistil, as the bottle-shaped body in the sedges, and the bristles or scales in some other genera of the Sedge family, or Cyperace[ae].
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