Anthocarpous
Anthocarpous An`tho*car"pous, a. [Gr. 'a`nqos flower + karpo`s fruit.] (Bot.) Having some portion of the floral envelopes attached to the pericarp to form the fruit, as in the checkerberry, the mulberry, and the pineapple. [1913 Webster]

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  • anthocarpous — [an΄thō kär′pəs, an΄thəkär′pəs] adj. designating or of a false fruit, as the pineapple or strawberry, formed from the separate ovaries of one or several blossoms …   English World dictionary

  • anthocarpous — |an(t)thə|kärpəs, (ˌ)thō adjective Etymology: anth (I) + carpous 1. : having accessory parts anthocarpous fruits 2. : composed chiefly of the enlarged and altered perianth or torus the anthocarpous fruit of the winte …   Useful english dictionary

  • anthocarpous — /an theuh kahr peuhs/, adj. (of a fruit) having accessory or enlarged tissue, as the apple or strawberry. [1825 35; ANTHO + CARPOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • anthocarpous — an·tho·car·pous …   English syllables

  • Pseudocarp — Pseu do*carp, n. [Pseudo + Gr. ? fruit.] (Bot.) That portion of an anthocarpous fruit which is not derived from the ovary, as the soft part of a strawberry or of a fig. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antho- — [an′thō, an′thə] [< Gr anthos, a flower < IE * andhos, flower, vegetation < base * andh , to sprout, bloom] combining form flower [anthocarpous] …   English World dictionary

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