American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small nut.
- n. The stone or pit of certain fruits such as the peach or cherry.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A little nut; also, the stone of a drupe. See cuts under Carpinus and coffee.
- n. In conchology, a nutshell.
- n. One of the achene-like segments of a pericarp or schizocarp, as in the borage and mint families.
- n. A small nut.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A small nut; also, the stone of a drupe.
- n. a small nut
- nut + -let (Wiktionary)
“Hereafter it is my intention to keep a more detailed record of the time of the appearance of the nutlet blossoms of each tree, which is of the utmost importance to those interested in the growing of the Persian walnut in the North and East.”
“This will, I think, help to fertilize the pistillate or nutlet blossoms on many of the trees.”
“Above the ground she stores it in drupe and pome and berry, nut and nutlet and achene, and below the ground in rootstock and rhizome, corm and tuber, pumping them full with strokes quick and strong in these grand climacteric days of the summer.”
“When dry, the plant behaves somewhat as follows: when the wind jostles the branches against each other, or when an animal of some kind hits the plant, this movement causes many of these cups to get caught; but the elastic stem comes suddenly back to its place, and in so doing flips a nutlet or more from its mouth one to six feet, somewhat as a boy would flip a pea with a pea-shooter.”
“= -- In terminal catkins made conspicuous by the pale green, much enlarged, and leaf-like 3-lobed bracts, each bract subtending a dark-colored, sessile, striate nutlet.”
“ Bluebells have taproots and their ovaries contain 4 nutlet seed colonies.”
“Later: a small nut or nutlet; a section of a compound (usually hard) fruit; a nut borne in an involucre.”
“It was not necaasary to desig - nate the residenoe of agents; indeed, it appeared nutlet of donbi whether they had power to ap - point BD aMut to reude in the British Colonies in the Wait Indies.”
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