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- n. Plural form of seedcase.
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Some were nothing more than papery seedcases – I gathered up the last of the Tulipa sprengeri to spread the seed in a client's garden and delighted in the fattened pods of Molly the witch, just opened.
On top of the thread, I carried thick stalks of moonflower, bearing both the tightly closed flowers and the fruit called thornapples, spiky green seedcases the size of pursenuts.
Even on the near side of winter there were treasures to be found, seeds clinging to dried flowerheads of fennel, dill, and anise, and lousewort with a few seedcases that had failed to split open.
With plants like the whistlethistle that had developed the curious dumblers, and the burnurn that had turned its seedcases into weapons, the solution of this problem was ingenious.