Definitions

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  • adj. trigonal

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Same as trigonal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as trigonal.
  • In botany, three-angled; having three prominent longitudinal angles, as a stem or an ovary. Also trigonal.

Etymologies

Latin trigonus, from Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The grain is pale, brownish yellow, ellipsoidal-oblong, subacute, trigonous, rough and never smooth, with a shallow groove on the dorsal side; the embryo is about one-third the length of the grain.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The grain is oblong, obtusely trigonous, broadly and shallowly grooved dorsally with concentric minute tubercled ridges covered with a loose pericarp.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The racemes are usually two, erect, fragile, 1 to 3 inches long with a slight thickening of the peduncle below the inflorescence; the joints are 1/3 to 2/3 as long as the sessile spikelets; trigonous and subclavate, and with long hairs on one side.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • It is very much flattened in _Paspalum scrobiculatum_, but somewhat trigonous in _Digitaria sanguinalis_.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • _Spikes_ are 1/2 to 1-3/8 inches, sessile or shortly stalked; the _rachis_ of the spike is slender, trigonous and scaberulous.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The inflorescence consists of spikes, solitary, digitate or fascicled, articulate and fragile; the joints of the floral axis and the pedicels of the pedicelled spikelets are trigonous and hollowed ventrally.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The _spikes_ are numerous, greenish or purple tinged, slender, erect or spreading or sometimes deflexed, opposite, alternate or in fascicles of two to four varying in length from 1/4 to 2-1/2 inches; the _rachis_ of the spike is trigonous, flattened out ventrally and with a ridge on the ventral side and the margins are scabrid.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • Grain is oblong, obtusely trigonous, or concavo-convex, red-brown and rugulose on the ventral side.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The _inflorescence_ is 1/2 to 3 inches long and consists of fascicles of spikelets; the rachis is trigonous, smooth, and flexuous.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • Grain is oblong shining light reddish brown, narrowed at both ends and somewhat trigonous.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

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