Definition of Labellum

1. n. The lower or apparently anterior petal of an orchidaceous flower, often of a very curious shape.



Definition of Labellum

1. Noun. The lower central petal of orchid flowers, usually developed to be showy and attract pollinators. ¹

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Definition of Labellum

1. the lower petal of an orchid [n -LA]

Medical Definition of Labellum

1. A lip, in orchids, the distinctive median petal that serves as an alighting platform for pollinating insects. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Labellum

labelers
labeling
labelings
labell
labella
labellable
labellate
labelled
labelled atom
labelled thyroxine
labeller
labellers
labelless
labelling
labelloid
labellum (current term)
labellums
labelmate
labelmates
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labent
laberinth
laberinths
laberynth
labetalol
labetalol hydrochloride
labetuzumab
labia
labia majora
labia minora

Literary usage of Labellum

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1. Annals of Botany by IDEAL (Project) (1888)
"On the Sensitive labellum of Masdevallia muscosa, Rchb. f. ... THE irritability of the labellum in certain orchids would appear to have been discovered by ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and ...by Liberty Hyde Bailey by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"Ground-color of the fls. white; sepals and petals spotted with purple; labellum deep purple. Fls. irregular from March to May. Java. BM 5174. FS 5, p. ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"Fis. with rather large spots of deep rose; labellum deep rose. ... Sepals and petals creamy white, heavily spotted with brown; labellum magenta-crimson. ..."

4. Flora australiensis: a description of the plants of the Australian territory. by George Bentham, Ferdinand von Mueller (1873)
"labellum Sepals petals and labellum all alike and spreading. densely ... labellum with 2 lobes on the claw and a tuft of linear processes at the base of the ..."

5. Orchidaceae: Illustrations and Studies of the Family Orchidaceae by Oakes Ames (1908)
"•Middle lobe of the labellum subquadrate or transversely oblong, apiculate ... B. Lateral lobes of the labellum well developed, smaller than the middle lobe ..."

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