achene
[ ey-keen ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Mid 19th century; Latin from modern Latin achaenium, derived irregularly from a- ‘not’ + Greek khainein ‘to gape’
Synonyms
  • kernel
Antonyms
  • unavailable
Definition
a small, dry one-seeded fruit that does not open to release the seed
Example
The fruits of many plants in the buttercup family and the rose family are achenes.
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