Definition of connivent in English:


Pronunciation /kəˈnīvənt/ /kəˈnaɪvənt/


  • Coming into contact; converging and touching but not fused together.

    ‘In this respect it agrees with the genus Thismia, but differs in the inner perianth-segments being dilated and connivent at the tips, exactly as in Bagnisia and Geomitra.’
    • ‘Variety arizonica differs from var. spicata by the smaller flowers with smaller keels less than 0.7 mm high on the central veins of the lip, by the column 12-14 mm long which is without a rostellum, and by the perianth being connivent or only slightly spreading.’