Vexil

Vex"il

(?), n. A vexillum.
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Vex"il*lar

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Vex"il*la*ry

(?), }[Cf. F. vexillaire, L. vexillarius a standard bearer.]
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1. Of or pertaining to an ensign or standard.
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2. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to the vexillum, or upper petal of papilionaceous flowers.
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Vexilary stivation (Bot.), a mode of stivation in which one large upper petal folds over, and covers, the other smaller petals, as in most papilionaceous plants.
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