Definition of Papilionaceous

1. a. Resembling the butterfly.



Definition of Papilionaceous

1. Adjective. Having the form of a butterfly ¹

2. Adjective. (botany) Having corolla with two ''wings'' resembling those of a butterfly ¹

3. Adjective. Of, or pertaining to the ''Papilionaceae'' family of plants. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Papilionaceous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Papilionaceous

1. 1. Resembling the butterfly. 2. Having a winged corolla somewhat resembling a butterfly, as in the blossoms of the bean and pea. Belonging to that suborder of leguminous plants (Papilionaceae) which includes the bean, pea, vetch, clover, and locust. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Papilionaceous

paperwoman
paperwork
paperworks
papery
papes
papescent
papess
papesses
papeterie
papeteries
paphian
paphians
papier-mache
papier collé
papilio
papilionaceous (current term)
papiliones
papilionid
papilionides
papilionids
papilios
papilla
papilla dentis
papilla duodeni major
papilla duodeni minor
papilla incisiva
papilla lacrimalis
papilla lingualis
papilla mammae
papilla nervi optici

Literary usage of Papilionaceous

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1. Laboratory Exercises in Botany by Edson Sewell Bastin (1894)
"From a fancied resemblance to a butterfly, it has been called papilionaceous. Like most irregular flowers, it faces later- ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"... $4 or H'n- long, papilionaceous, 1-3 on flexuous peduncles; calyx very- small; standard obovate; wings equaling standard, oblanceolate; keel boat-shaped ..."

3. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"Beneath it are two smaller incised lobes which form a sort of keel, affording a convenient place Fig. 273.—Explosive apparatus ID a papilionaceous flower. ..."

4. Annals of Botany by Carl Dietrich Eberhard König, John Sims (1806)
"... l\LS 1 HE papilionaceous Plants of New Holland, new and strange in their whole aspect to European botanists, are yet more extraordinary for having most ..."

5. Botany of the United States North of Virginia: Comprising Descriptions of by Lewis Caleb Beck (1848)
"The papilionaceous corolla consists of five petals; the upper one, usually larger than the others, is called the ..."

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