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Achene vs. Fruit

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Achenenoun

(botany) A small, dry, indehiscent fruit, containing a single seed, as in the buttercup.

Fruitnoun

(botany) The seed-bearing part of a plant, often edible, colourful/colorful and fragrant, produced from a floral ovary after fertilization.

‘While cucumber is technically a fruit, one would not usually use it to make jam.’;

Achenenoun

A small, dry, indehiscent fruit, containing a single seed, as in the buttercup; - called a naked seed by the earlier botanists.

Fruitnoun

Any sweet, edible part of a plant that resembles seed-bearing fruit, even if it does not develop from a floral ovary; also used in a technically imprecise sense for some sweet or sweetish vegetables, such as rhubarb, that resemble a true fruit or are used in cookery as if they were a fruit.

‘Fruit salad is a simple way of making fruits into a dessert.’;

Achenenoun

small dry indehiscent fruit with the seed distinct from the fruit wall

Fruitnoun

An end result, effect, or consequence; advantageous or disadvantageous result.

‘His long nights in the office eventually bore fruit when his business boomed and he was given a raise.’;

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Achene

An achene (; Greek ἀ, a, privative + χαίνειν, chainein, to gape; also sometimes called akene and occasionally achenium or achenocarp) is a type of simple dry fruit produced by many species of flowering plants. Achenes are monocarpellate (formed from one carpel) and indehiscent (they do not open at maturity).

Fruitnoun

Offspring from a sexual union.

‘Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.’; ‘The litter was the fruit of the union between our whippet and their terrier.’;

Fruitnoun

A homosexual or effeminate man.

Fruitnoun

modifier}} Of, pertaining to, or having fruit; of living things producing or consuming fruit.

Fruitverb

To produce fruit, seeds, or spores.

Fruitnoun

Whatever is produced for the nourishment or enjoyment of man or animals by the processes of vegetable growth, as corn, grass, cotton, flax, etc.; - commonly used in the plural.

‘Six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in thefruits thereof.’;

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Fruitnoun

The pulpy, edible seed vessels of certain plants, especially those grown on branches above ground, as apples, oranges, grapes, melons, berries, etc. See 3.

Fruitnoun

The ripened ovary of a flowering plant, with its contents and whatever parts are consolidated with it.

Fruitnoun

The spore cases or conceptacles of flowerless plants, as of ferns, mosses, algae, etc., with the spores contained in them.

Fruitnoun

The produce of animals; offspring; young; as, the fruit of the womb, of the loins, of the body.

‘King Edward's fruit, true heir to the English crown.’;

Fruitnoun

That which is produced; the effect or consequence of any action; advantageous or desirable product or result; disadvantageous or evil consequence or effect; as, the fruits of labor, of self-denial, of intemperance.

‘The fruit of rashness.’; ‘What I obtained was the fruit of no bargain.’; ‘They shall eat the fruit of their doings.’; ‘The fruits of this education became visible.’;

Fruitverb

To bear fruit.

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Fruitnoun

the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant

Fruitnoun

the consequence of some effort or action;

‘he lived long enough to see the fruit of his policies’;

Fruitnoun

an amount of a product

Fruitverb

cause to bear fruit

Fruitverb

bear fruit;

‘the trees fruited early this year’;

Fruit

In botany, a fruit is the seed-bearing structure in flowering plants that is formed from the ovary after flowering. Fruits are the means by which flowering plants (also known as angiosperms) disseminate their seeds.

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