Pyrena
Pyrena Py*re"na, n.; pl. {Pyren[ae]}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, the stone of fruit.] (Bot.) A nutlet resembling a seed, or the kernel of a drupe. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

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  • Pyrena — or pyrene is the name for a nutlet resembling a seed, or the kernel of a drupe or drupelet. Pyrena is also named the historic Celtic town Pyrena at the time of neolithicum …   Wikipedia

  • Pyrēna — Pyrēna, Samen mancher fleischigen Früchte od. Beeren, deren harte Schale sich nicht von dem Kerne trennen läßt, ohne letzteren zu verletzen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • pyrena — noun A nutlet resembling a seed, or the kernel of a drupe Gray …   Wiktionary

  • pyrena — py·re·na …   English syllables

  • pyrena — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pyrenae — Pyrena Py*re na, n.; pl. {Pyren[ae]}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, the stone of fruit.] (Bot.) A nutlet resembling a seed, or the kernel of a drupe. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pyrene — Py rene, n. (Bot.) Same as {Pyrena}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pyrenoid — Py*re noid, n. [Gr. ? like a kernel. See {Pyrena}, and { oid}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A transparent body found in the chromatophores of certain Infusoria. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pyrenoid — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin pyrena stone of a fruit, from Greek pyrēn; akin to Greek pyros wheat grain, wheat more at furze Date: circa 1875 one of the protein bodies in the chloroplasts of various lower… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Pyrenees — Geobox|Range name=Pyrenees other name= es. Pirineos ca. Pirineus fr. Pyrénées oc. Pirenèus an. Perinés eu. Pirinioak etymology=Pyrene|etymology type=Named for image caption=Central Pyrenees country=Spain| country1=France| country2=Andorra unit=… …   Wikipedia

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