diœcious

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diœcious (not comparable)

  1. Alternative spelling of dioecious
    • 1840: Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, p136
      …several of the Medusæ, probably all, are diœcious
    • 1878: George Bentham, Handbook of the British flora, p415 (Brook)
      Low, creeping, heath-like shrubs, with small, crowded, entire, evergreen, leaves, and minute, axillary, diœcious flowers.
    • 1879: Catherine M. Buckton, Town and window gardening, 16 lectures, p91
      These berries will remain from December to July, that is, about eight months of the year. The Aucuba is diœcious. About a hundred years ago a traveller first brought some of these evergreens to England…
    • 1879: Asa Gray, Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States, p273 (Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & co.)
      Heads many-flowered ; the flowers all tubular, perfect and similar, or rarely imperfectly diœcious. Scales of the ovoid or spherical involucre imbricated in many rows, tipped with a point or prickle.
    • 1927: Arthur Everett Shipley, Juan Rivera Reyes, J. Antonio Gil Conca, and Spain Servicio de Publicaciones Agrícolas, Desinfección y procedimientos higiénicoterapéuticos de los granos y sus…, volume 72, p302 (Ministerio de Fomento)
      Scalibregma inflatum is diœcious, and not hermaphrodite, as described by Danielssen. The gonads are formed by proliferation of the cells covering the septum by which the nephrostome is attached to the body-wall.