American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A slender stalk that supports each half of a dehisced fruit in many members of the parsley family.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, the prolongation of the floral axis which bears the carpels of some compound fruits, as in Geranium and many Umbelliferæ. It is sometimes applied, but less properly, to any stipe supporting an ovary, as in the Capparidaceæ.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A slender prolongation of the receptacle as an axis between the carpels, as in Geranium and many umbelliferous plants.
- n. a slender stalk that furnishes an axis for a carpel
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List of terms used in the study and classification of pollen and spores - both fossil and modern.
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denoting an agent or bearer
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