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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus name for fossil fruits, originally based on specimens from the Upper Miocene of Piedmont, Italy, probably belonging to the genus Juglans, and perhaps identical with J. Nux-Taurinensis, later described by Brongniart. The name has since been indiscriminately but unwarrantably applied to fossil fruits in general.

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