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accessory fruit


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

  • n. A fruit, such as the pear or strawberry, that develops from a ripened ovary or ovaries but includes a significant portion derived from nonovarian tissue. Also called false fruit, pseudocarp.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fruit which includes tissue not derived from the ovary but from some adjacent tissue, as for instance, a strawberry.

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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