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
fruitthat develops from multiple carpelsand splitsinto multiple, one-seeded mericarpsat 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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