American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An achene fruit derived from an inferior ovary, characteristic of plants in the composite family.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, an achene with an adnate calyx, as in the Compositœ.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A one-seeded, one-celled, indehiscent fruit; an achene with the calyx tube adherent.
- New Latin, from Greek kupselē, hollow vessel. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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