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- n. An individual carpel of a schizocarp, having a single seed
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One carpel of an umbelliferous fruit. See cremocarp.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the two achene-like carpels which form a cremocarp or fruit in the Umbelliferæ: same as hemicarp.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a carpel with one seed; one of a pair split apart at maturity
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Each half fruit (mericarp) is tipped by a persistent style, and marked by vertical ribs, between or under which lie, in many genera, the oil tubes or vittæ.