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.
- n. botany The fruit of fennel, carrot, parsnip, etc., consisting of a pair of carpels pendent from a supporting axis.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) The peculiar fruit of fennel, carrot, parsnip, and the like, consisting of a pair of carpels pendent from a supporting axis.
- Ancient Greek, meaning "hanging fruit". (Wiktionary)
“The officinal part of the plant is the fruit, which consists of two united carpels, called a cremocarp.”
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