from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, the testa or outer integument of a seed. The figure shows the episperm, the endopleura, and the endosperm.

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

  • noun (Bot.) The skin or coat of a seed, especially the outer coat. See testa.

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

  • noun botany The outer, protective layer of the seed of a flowering plant

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

  • noun protective outer layer of seeds of flowering plants


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