Ambiparous Am*bip"a*rous, a. [L. ambo both + parere to bring forth.] (Bot.) Characterized by containing the rudiments of both flowers and leaves; -- applied to a bud. [1913 Webster]

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  • ambiparous — ambiparous, a. Bot. (æmˈbɪpərəs) [mod. f. L. amb(i) both + par us producing: see parous.] ‘Applied to a bud that contains the rudiments of both flowers and leaves.’ Syd. Soc. Lex. 1879 …   Useful english dictionary

  • ambi- — prefix Etymology: Latin ambi , amb both, on both sides, around; akin to Latin ambo both, Greek amphō both, amphi around more at by : both ambilateral ambiparous …   Useful english dictionary