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bigener Line breaks: bi|gener
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪdʒɪnə/

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Definition of bigener in English:


A hybrid produced by crossing plants of two different genera.
Example sentences
  • In assembling and propagating such bigeners they would ensure their survival, not just as genetical freaks but in many cases as vigorous novelties of no small horticultural potential.
  • In these bigeners the result generally resembled the female parent almost entirely.
  • Mr. Wilks exhibited a plant named Chionoscilla, which was considered to be undoubtedly a bigener between Chionodoxa and Scilla bifolia.


Mid 19th century: Latin, from bi- + genus, gener- genus.

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