PERIG'YNOUS, a. [Gr. about, and female.] In botany, inserted around the pistil, as the corol or stamens; having the corol or stamens inserted around the pistil, as a flower or plant.
PE-RIG'Y-NOUS, a. [Gr. περι, about, and γυνη, female.]
Growing upon some body that surrounds the ovarium. Botanists are in the habit of saying that the stamens are inserted into the calyx or corolla, i. e. are perigynous, though they always originate from the space between the base of the petals and the base of the ovary. – Lindley.
- Having the ovary free, but
the petals and stamens borne on the calyx; -- said of flower such as
that of the cherry or peach.