from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A dry fruit that splits at maturity into two or more closed, one-seeded parts, as in a carrot.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, a dry fruit which at maturity splits or otherwise separates into two or more one-seeded indehiscent carpels. The component carpels of such a fruit are called cocci. See regma, and cut under coccus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A dry fruit which splits at maturity into several closed one-seeded portions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany A dry fruit that develops from multiple carpels and splits into multiple, one-seeded mericarps at maturity

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

  • noun a dry dehiscent fruit that at maturity splits into two or more parts each with a single seed


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  • The fruit is a schizocarp that can be eaten in a variety of ways.


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  • A dry fruit that splits at maturity into two or more closed, one-seeded parts, as in the carrot or mallow.

    April 10, 2007

  • Ooh! Neat word!

    April 10, 2007

  • n. - compound fruit splitting into several one-seeded ones. schizocarpic, schizocarpous, adj. schizogenesis, schizogony, n. reproduction by division. schizoid, adj. pertaining to, like or suffering from schizophrenia. schizophrenia, n. mental disorder with 'splitting' of personality and separation from environment. schizophyte n., plant reproducing only by multiple fission. schizothymia, n. schizophrenia- like mental disorder. schizotrichia, n. splitting of hair.

    January 18, 2009