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- 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
They are sometimes divided, according to the position of the spores, into three orders: the closed-fruited (_Angiocarpous_) forms, the half-closed (_Hemi-angiocarpous_), and the open or naked-fruited forms (_Gymnocarpous_).