tripterous

tripterous

[trip-ter-uhs]
adjective Botany.
three-winged; having three wings or winglike expansions.

Origin:
1865–70; < Greek tripteros; see tri-, -pterous

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tripterous (ˈtrɪptərəs)
 
adj
(of fruits, seeds, etc) having three winglike extensions or parts
 
[C19: from tri- + Greek -pteros, from pteron wing]

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