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

  • n. See grain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of fruit in which the fruit skin is stuck to the seed coat; especially the grain of a cereal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A one-celled, dry, indehiscent fruit, with a thin membranous pericarp, adhering closely to the seed, so that fruit and seed are incorporated in one body, forming a single grain, as of wheat, barley, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a small, one-seeded, dry, indehiscent fruit, in which the thin seed-coat is adherent throughout to the very thin pericarp, as in wheat and all other cereal grains. Also spelled cariopsis.

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

  • n. dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn


cary(o)-, variant of karyo- + -opsis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • For one thing, the whole grain (caryopsis) contains a high proportion of germ.

    6. Pearl Millet: Commercial Types

  • Such a fruit is termed a = caryopsis = or = grain =.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • As an illustration of the caryopsis, the grain of Andropogon Sorghum may be studied.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The caryopsis consists of an embryo on one side at the base and the endosperm occupies the remaining portion.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

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