from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An achene fruit derived from an inferior ovary, characteristic of plants in the composite family.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In botany, an achene with an adnate calyx, as in the Compositœ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A one-seeded, one-celled, indehiscent fruit; an achene with the calyx tube adherent.
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- noun botany An
acheneformed from a double ovary, especially in plants of the family Compositae
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[New Latin, from Greek kupselē, hollow vessel.]
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