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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A slender stalk that supports each half of a dehisced fruit in many members of the parsley family.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, the prolongation of the floral axis which bears the carpels of some compound fruits, as in Geranium and many Umbelliferæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A slender prolongation of the receptacle as an axis between the carpels, as in Geranium and many umbelliferous plants.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany A thin stalk that raises the pistil above the stamens in some Umbelliferae

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

  • noun a slender stalk that furnishes an axis for a carpel

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