patulously


patulously
'pætjələslɪ adv. while spreading, while expanding

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • patulously — See patulous. * * * …   Universalium

  • patulously — pat·u·lous·ly …   English syllables

  • patulously — adverb see patulous …   Useful english dictionary

  • patulous — patulously, adv. patulousness, n. /pach euh leuhs/, adj. 1. open; gaping; expanded. 2. Bot. a. spreading, as a tree or its boughs. b. spreading slightly, as a calyx. c. bearing the flowers loose or dispersed, as a peduncle. [1610 20; < L patulus… …   Universalium

  • patulousness — See patulously. * * * …   Universalium

  • patulous — /ˈpætʃələs/ (say pachuhluhs) adjective 1. open; gaping; expanded. 2. Botany a. spreading, as a tree or its boughs. b. spreading slightly, as a calyx. c. bearing the flowers loose or dispersed, as a peduncle. {Latin patulus lying open} –patulously …   Australian English dictionary

  • patulous — [pa′tyo͞o ləs, pach′ələs] adj. [L patulus < patere, to stretch out: see FATHOM] Bot. standing open, or spreading patulously adv. patulousness n …   English World dictionary

  • patulous — adj. 1 (of branches etc.) spreading. 2 formal open; expanded. Derivatives: patulously adj. patulousness n. Etymology: L patulus f. patere be open …   Useful english dictionary


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