from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fruit, such as the pear or strawberry, that develops from a ripened ovary or ovaries but includes a significant portion derived from nonovarian tissue. Also called false fruit, pseudocarp.
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- n. A fruit which includes tissue not derived from the ovary but from some adjacent tissue, as for instance, a strawberry.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fruit containing much fleshy tissue besides that of the ripened ovary; as apple or strawberry
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