from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A thin stalk that raises the pistil above the stamens in some Umbelliferae

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, the prolongation of the floral axis which bears the carpels of some compound fruits, as in Geranium and many Umbellifer├Ž.

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

  • n. a slender stalk that furnishes an axis for a carpel


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