from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In phytogeography, a fruit with some adaptation for the mechanical propulsion of its seeds or spores, or a plant bearing such fruit; a sling-fruit; a ballistic or catapult fruit. Bolochores are divided by F. E. Clements, the author of the term, into *pladoboles, *edoboles, *xeriboles, and *tonoboles. See these terms.


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