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From Latin ambō (both) + genus (kind).


ambigenous (not comparable)

  1. Of two kinds.
  2. (botany) Partaking of two natures, as the perianth of some endogenous plants, where the outer surface is calycine and the inner petaloid.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ambigenous in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)