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Labellum meaning

Labellum - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. The lower or apparently anterior petal of an orchidaceous flower, often of a very curious shape.
  2. 2. A small appendage beneath the upper lip or labrum of certain insects.

Labellum - examples of usage

  1. It was as singular as it was new to me;- the sepals and petals of a rich purple and velvet- like appearance; the helmet, to which form the column bore the nearest resemblance, of the same colour; the labellum striated with yellow. - "The Romance of Natural History, Second Series", Philip Henry Gosse.
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