Bony

hard and brittle, and of close texture, as the stones of plums, etc.

Bracts

the leaves more or less modified in form, which are seated on the peduncles and pedicels: frequently reduced to mere scales; sometimes highly coloured.

Bracteate

having bracts.

Bracteoles

small bracts seated on the flower-stalk.

Bristle

any short or stiff hair.

Bristle - pointed

terminating gradually in a fine point.

Bush

a low shrub, densely branched from the surface of the ground.

Caespitose

densely crowded in turflike patches.

Calyciflores

a group of dicotyledons, in which the stamens adhere to the calyx, whether they are perigynous or epigynous.

Calycine

of the nature or appearance of a calyx.

Calyx

the outermost whorl of the perianth, composed of the sepals, either free or cohering; in those flowers which have only a single floral whorl, it is generally considered a calyx rather than a corolla.

Campanulate

bell-shaped.

Capillary

hair-like, both as to size and form.

Capitate

applied to those slender organs, such as the style, in which the summit is swollen out, somewhat like the head of a pin.

Capitule

an inflorescence consisting of numerous flowers, sessile or nearly so, collected into a dense mass at the summit of a peduncle.

Capsule

a dry dehiscent seed-vessel, with one or more cells, and many seeds.

Carpel

one of the parts, whether combined or distinct, which compose the innermost of the four sets of floral whorls, into which a complete flower is separable.

Cartilaginous

tough and hard, like the skin of an apple pip.

Catkin

a form of spiked inflorescence, in which the flowers are unisexual and closely crowded, and the place of each perianth is supplied by a bract.

Cell

one of the hollow divisions of the seed-vessel, or anther.

Chaffy

furnished with chaff.

Channeled

hollowed out and gutterlike.

Ciliate

furnished with cilia, or stif-fish hairs, so as to form a fringe on the margin of an organ.

Clavate

slender at the base and gradually thickening towards the apex, so as to become club-shaped.

Claio

the narrowed base of a petal.

Clustered

similar parts collected in a close, compact manner.

Cocci

the closed cells of a fruit which separate from each other when ripe, as in the Spurge.

Column

the solid body formed by the union of the filaments and style, as in Orchids.

Commissure

the face by which the two parts of the fruit of the Urn-bellifers cohere.

Compact

closely agglomerated or pressed together.

Complete

where no essential part is wanting, as where a flower is furnished with both stamens and pistils.