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proper Idioms & Phrases


In proper

  • individually; privately. Obs. Jer. Taylor.
Webster 1913

Proper flowercorolla

  • (Bot.), one of the single florets, or corollets, in an aggregate or compound flower.
Webster 1913

Proper fraction

  • noun a fraction with a numerator smaller than the denominator
WordNet
  • (Arith.) a fraction in which the numerator is less than the denominator.
Webster 1913

proper name

  • noun a noun that denotes a particular thing; usually capitalized
    proper name.
WordNet

Proper nectary

  • (Bot.), a nectary separate from the petals and other parts of the flower.
Webster 1913

Proper noun

  • noun a noun that denotes a particular thing; usually capitalized
    proper name.
WordNet
  • (Gram.), a name belonging to an individual, by which it is distinguished from others of the same class; opposed to common noun; as, John, Boston, America.
Webster 1913

Proper perianthinvolucre

  • (Bot.), that which incloses only a single flower.
Webster 1913

Proper receptacle

  • (Bot.), a receptacle which supports only a single flower or fructification.
Webster 1913