Definition of proteranthous in English:

proteranthous

adjective

Botany
rare
  • Of a plant: having flowers appearing before the leaves. Of leaves: appearing before the flowers.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Lindley (1799–1865), botanist and horticulturist. From protero- + ancient Greek ἄνθος flower + -ous.

Pronunciation

proteranthous

/ˌprəʊtəˈranθəs/