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  • n. The outer, protective layer of the seed of a flowering plant

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The skin or coat of a seed, especially the outer coat. See testa.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. protective outer layer of seeds of flowering plants

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