from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Botany Not splitting open at maturity: indehiscent fruit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not dehiscing when mature; not dehiscent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Remaining closed at maturity, or not opening along regular lines, as the acorn, or a cocoanut.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, not dehiscent; not opening spontaneously when mature, as a capsule or anther.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of e.g. fruits) not opening spontaneously at maturity to release seeds
Early in the Neolithic revolution, we chose to cultivate nonexploding—or indehiscent—varieties.
FRUIT: A grey to purple-black, straight or slightly curved indehiscent pod up to 12 cm long by 1.2 cm wide, with a whitish bloom and a gummy pulp.
Berry A juicy indehiscent fruit having the seeds enclosed in pulp.
Acacia nilotica is easy to recognize by its bright yellow flowers in round heads, straight stipular spines often slightly deflexed, and dark indehiscent pods compressed over the seeds.
The nutritious indehiscent pods have evolved for animal dispersal.
Seeds are dispersed by herbivores eating the indehiscent pods or by the pods floating down rivers.
Unlike most legumes, the Pterocarpus fruit is indehiscent and dispersed by wind.
Seed extraction from the indehiscent pods is usually carried out by manual threshing. milling or maceration of the pods followed by winnowing and screening.
Enterolobium cyclocarpum is also well-known for its distinctive, thickened, contorted, indehiscent pods which resemble an ear in form.
Enterolobiant cyclocarpum is also well-known for its distinctive, thickened, contorted, indehiscent pods which resemble an ear in form.