from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An achene fruit derived from an inferior ovary, characteristic of plants in the composite family.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An achene formed from a double ovary, especially in plants of the family Compositae
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A one-seeded, one-celled, indehiscent fruit; an achene with the calyx tube adherent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, an achene with an adnate calyx, as in the Compositœ.
New Latin, from Greek kupselē, hollow vessel.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)