accessory fruit
noun Date: circa 1900 a fruit (as the apple) of which a conspicuous part consists of tissue other than that of the ripened ovary

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  • accessory fruit — n. a fruit having enlarged accessory structures in addition to those formed from the ovary, as the strawberry, in which the fleshy tissue is the enlarged receptacle and the true fruits are the small, dry achenes borne on its surface: see FALSE… …   English World dictionary

  • accessory fruit — noun fruit containing much fleshy tissue besides that of the ripened ovary; as apple or strawberry • Syn: ↑pseudocarp • Hypernyms: ↑fruit * * * noun : a fruit (as the apple, strawberry, or fig) of which a conspicuous portion consists of tissue… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Accessory fruit — An accessory fruit, false fruit, spurious fruit, epigynous fruit, syconium or pseudocarp is a fruit where the fleshy part is derived not from the ovary but from some adjacent tissue.An example is the apple.Fact|date=August 2008 Other examples… …   Wikipedia

  • accessory fruit — Bot. a fruit, as the apple, strawberry, or pineapple, that contains, in addition to a mature ovary and seeds, a significant amount of other tissue. Also called false fruit, pseudocarp. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • accessory fruit — acces′sory fruit n. bot pln a fruit, as the apple, strawberry, or pineapple, that contains, in addition to a mature ovary and seeds, a significant amount of other tissue Also called pseudocarp • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • accessory fruit — noun A fruit which includes tissue not derived from the ovary but from some adjacent tissue, as for instance, a strawberry …   Wiktionary

  • Fruit — For other uses, see Fruit (disambiguation). Several culinary fruits …   Wikipedia

  • Fruit anatomy — Longitudinal section of female flower of squash (courgette), showing ovary, ovules, pistil, and petals. Fruit anatomy is the internal structure of fruit, the mature ovary or ovaries from one or more flowers. In fleshy fruits, the outer and often… …   Wikipedia

  • fruit — fruitlike, adj. /frooht/, n., pl. fruits, (esp. collectively) fruit, v. n. 1. any product of plant growth useful to humans or animals. 2. the developed ovary of a seed plant with its contents and accessory parts, as the pea pod, nut, tomato, or… …   Universalium

  • fruit — [[t]frut[/t]] n. pl. fruits, (esp. collectively)fruit, n. 1) bot the edible part of a plant developed from a flower and containing one or more seeds with any accessory tissues, as the peach, mulberry, or banana 2) bot the developed ovary of a… …   From formal English to slang

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