papilionaceous definition

  • adjective:
    • Having a bilaterally symmetrical corolla significantly resembling a butterfly, attribute of all plants of pea household.
    • Having the form of a butterfly.
    • Having corolla with two wings resembling those of a butterfly.
    • Of, or pertaining to the Papilionaceae group of flowers.
    • Resembling the butterfly.
    • Having a winged corolla notably resembling a butterfly, as with the flowers associated with bean and pea.
    • owned by that suborder of leguminous plants (Papilionaceæ) which include the bean, pea, vetch, clover, and locust.
  • others:
    • Resembling the butterfly.
    • In botany, obtaining the corolla shaped like a butterfly, such that of the pea.

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