naked seed
Achene A*chene", Achenium A*che"ni*um . [Gr. 'a priv. + ? to gape.] (Bot.) A small, dry, indehiscent fruit, containing a single seed, as in the buttercup; -- called a {naked seed} by the earlier botanists. [Written also {akene} and {ach[ae]nium}.] [1913 Webster]

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