Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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 Umbellifer√¶, consisting of two or more indehiscent, inferior, one-seeded carpels, separating at maturity from each other and from the slender axis. Also called carpadelium.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek, meaning "hanging fruit". (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.