Definition of bigener in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪdʒɪnə/


A hybrid produced by crossing plants of two different genera.
Example sentences
  • A bigener, containing as it does components of parents classified under separate genera, cannot logically be placed under either generic name.
  • If the pollen from one of the genus Primula fertilises an ovule belonging to a flower of e.g., the genus Hottonia, a bigener would result.
  • 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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