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ringent

[rin-juh nt] /ˈrɪn dʒənt/
adjective
1.
2.
Botany. having widely spread lips, as some corollas.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < Latin ringent- (stem of ringēns, present participle of ringī to gape), equivalent to ring- open the mouth + -ent- -ent; cf. rictus
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British Dictionary definitions for ringent

ringent

/ˈrɪndʒənt/
adjective
1.
(of the corolla of plants such as the snapdragon) consisting of two distinct gaping lips
Word Origin
C18: from Latin ringī to open the mouth wide
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