from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dry fruit that splits at maturity into two or more closed, one-seeded parts, as in the carrot or mallow.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dry fruit that develops from multiple carpels and splits into multiple, one-seeded mericarps at maturity
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dry fruit which splits at maturity into several closed one-seeded portions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a dry dehiscent fruit that at maturity splits into two or more parts each with a single seed
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