Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of achenium.

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  • noun Plural form of achenium.

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Examples

  • Small as are the capitula of this flower, its seeds or achenia are armed with awns having reflexed hooks scarcely visible to the naked eye; it is these that are found so troublesome among the wool.

    Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia

  • Another alpine shrub, a species of sericocarpus, covered with handsome heads of feathery achenia, beautiful dwarf echiverias with flocks of purple flowers pricked into their bright grass-green, cushion-like bosses of moss-like foliage, and a fine forget-me-not reach to the summit.

    Travels in Alaska

  • I write now to suggest as worthy of your examination the curious adhesive filaments of mucus emitted by the achenia of many Compositae, of which no doubt you are aware.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2

  • My attention was first called to the subject by the achenia of an Australian Pumilio (P. argyrolepis), which

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2

  • Small as are the capitula of this flower, its seeds or achenia are armed with awns having reflexed hooks scarcely visible to the naked eye; it is these that are found so troublesome among the wool.

    Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia

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