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  • n. Plural form of pericarp.


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  • Just three or four years ago, food scientist Agung Tandjung at Purdue University in Indiana finally discovered why these pericarps pop open prematurely.

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  • With that knowledge in hand, popcorn breeders have begun breeding for that trait in their popcorn pericarps, poised, potentially, to produce pleasing, pleasurable (probably profitable!) perfect-popping popcorn.

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  • However it is the star-shaped pericarps seed-pods, rather than the seeds themselves, that gives it both its flavor and provides the shikimic acid – the chemical compound used in the production of Tamiflu.

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  • I went my own way and sealed the pericarps in air-tight double layered ziplock freezer bags from which I removed all the air.

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  • Often there are little twigs or thorns present in among the pericarps which must be picked out carefully, as they contain no essential oils to speak of and are a choking hazard.

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  • Harvesting the fruit and the oil-extracting process generate considerable amounts of residues as empty stalks, fibres, pulp (pericarps), shells, and cake.

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  • For in the case of the five pericarps this number is a quality immanent in the apple, which it shares with the whole species of Rosaceae.

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  • Nothing is more fitted to fill the mind with admiration of the force of organic action in the equinoctial zone than the aspect of those great igneous pericarps, for instance, the cocoa-tree (lodoicea) of the Maldives among the monocotyledons, and the bertholletia and the lecythis among the dicotyledons.

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  • Dingo Bingo had but set his poor captives, and his bloody myrmidons as well, to gather that golden crop, to press the oil from those pulpy pericarps, what a fortune he might have been honestly the master of, and what unhappiness he might have spared to thousands in whose misery alone he was now making traffic!

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  • They could see scores of the prickly pericarps hanging overhead, but so high as to make the obtaining of them apparently impossible.

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