dehiscent dehiscent

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (of e.g. fruits and anthers) opening spontaneously at maturity to release seeds

Usage(s):

  • Ordinary regal lilies are dehiscent: the pollen-bearing anthers swell, burst open, shower sticky golden dust on the blossoms, marring their virginal immaculacy.
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