Definitions

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  • n. the study of the structure of seeds and fruit

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That branch of botany which relates to the structure of seeds and fruit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That division of botany which relates to the structure of fruits in general.

Etymologies

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carpo- + -logy

Examples

  • Pomology is about the fruits we eat; carpology studies the fruits that all flowering plants bear, whether eaten or not.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • -- I have _carpology_, 'said he (the use of the technical term showing how clear and accurate his mental processes were even now).

    Gobseck

  • I have carpology,’ said he (the use of the technical term showing how clear and accurate his mental processes were even now).

    Gobseck

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  • Not a branch of icthyology, but the study of seeds and nuts.

    March 6, 2007