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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. describing a plant whose fruit is in an envelope and not part of a calyx.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having fruit inclosed within a covering that does not form a part of itself; as, the filbert covered by its husk, or the acorn seated in its cupule.
  • adj. Having the seeds or spores covered, as in certain lichens.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany: Having a fruit inclosed within a distinct covering, as the filbert within its husk.
  • Having the receptacle closed, as in gastromycetous fungi, or opening only by a pore, as in pyrenomycetous fungi and some lichens.

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

  • adj. having or being fruit enclosed in a shell or husk

Etymologies

angio- + -carpous (Wiktionary)

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