Definition of prefloration in English:

prefloration

noun

rare Botany
  • The folded arrangement of petals and sepals within an unexpanded flower.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Lindley (1799–1865), botanist and horticulturist. From scientific Latin praefloratio (P. BulliardDictionnaire élémentaire botanique 122 (heading)) from classical Latin prae- + flōrat-, past participial stem of flōrāre to blossom (from flōr-, flōs flower) + -iō; compare -ation.

Pronunciation

prefloration

/ˌpriːflɒˈreɪʃən/ /ˌpriːflɔːˈreɪʃn/ /ˌpriːfləˈreɪʃn/