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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fruit, such as a pea pod, orange, or tomato, that develops from a single pistil.

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  • n. A fruit that develops from either a single or compound ovary within a flower with a single pistil.

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

  • n. an indehiscent fruit derived from a single ovary having one or many seeds within a fleshy wall or pericarp: e.g. grape; tomato; cranberry

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