from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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.
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- noun botany A
fruitwhich includes tissuenot derived from the ovarybut from some adjacent tissue, as for instance, a strawberry.
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- noun fruit containing much fleshy tissue besides that of the ripened ovary; as apple or strawberry
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