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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See accessory fruit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The portion of an anthocarpous fruit that is not derived from the ovary, such as the soft part of a strawberry or fig.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That portion of an anthocarpous fruit which is not derived from the ovary, as the soft part of a strawberry or of a fig.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That part of an anthocarpous fruit which does not belong to the pericarp. Also called anthocarp or anthocarpium. See anthocarpous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fruit containing much fleshy tissue besides that of the ripened ovary; as apple or strawberry

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