from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, same as pericarp.
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He discovered, after the departure of Pekelharing and Winkler, that the real cause of beriberi was the deficiency of some vital substance in the staple food of the natives, which is located in the so-called "silver skin" (pericarpium) of the rice.
This rice, as obtained simply by stamping, still has its inner hull - known as its "silver skin" (pericarpium) - and germ wholly or largely intact.
The pericarpium and berries, possess an agreeable spicy scent, and an aromatic bitter taste.
Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws; Containing An Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions, Together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians.
Citrus Aurantium Synephrine (Aurantii pericarpium) - Also known as "bitter orange" or "seville orange."
Citrus Aurantium Synephrine (Aurantii pericarpium):
In like manner the pericarpium, or womb of the flower, continues to secrete its proper juices for the present nourishment of the newly animated embryon-seed; and the saccharine, acescent, or starchy matter of the fruit or seed - lobes for its future growth; in the same manner as these things went on before fecundation; that is, without any circulation of juices in the petals, or production of honey in the nectary; these having perished and fallen off with the male and female apparatus for impregnation.