Definition of connivent in English:

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connivent

Pronunciation: /kəˈnīvənt/

Entry from US English dictionary

adjective

Botany
Coming into contact; converging and touching but not fused together.
Example sentences
  • In this respect it agrees with the genus Thismia, but differs in the inner perianth-segments being dilated and connivent at the tips, exactly as in Bagnisia and Geomitra.
  • Variety arizonica differs from var. spicata by the smaller flowers with smaller keels less than 0.7 mm high on the central veins of the lip, by the column 12-14 mm long which is without a rostellum, and by the perianth being connivent or only slightly spreading.

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Syllabification: con·niv·ent

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