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- n. The fruit of fennel, carrot, parsnip, etc., consisting of a pair of carpels pendent from a supporting axis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The peculiar fruit of fennel, carrot, parsnip, and the like, consisting of a pair of carpels pendent from a supporting axis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fruit, as that of the Umbelliferæ, consisting of two or more indehiscent, inferior, one-seeded carpels, separating at maturity from each other and from the slender axis. Also called carpadelium.
Ancient Greek, meaning "hanging fruit". (Wiktionary)