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1. A small nut.
2. The stone or pit of certain fruits such as the peach or cherry.


1. (Botany) any of the one-seeded portions of a fruit, such as a labiate fruit, that fragments when mature
2. (Botany) the stone of a drupe, such as a plum
3. (Botany) a small nut


(ˈnʌt lɪt)

1. a small nut or nutlike fruit.
2. the stone of a drupe.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nutlet - a small nut
nut - usually large hard-shelled seed
pyrene - the small hard nutlet of a drupe or drupelet; the seed and the hard endocarp that surrounds it
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The herbicide you tried didn't work because, after one sprout died, a second one grew from the mother nutlet to replace it.
Typically four nutlets develop per calyx and time of nutlet maturation varies from 3-6 weeks in spring-blooming species to 2-4 weeks for fall-bloomers.
b) Collecting herbarium control samples (about 180 collections) which were included as vouchers (Appendix 1) and nutlet samples for the project's sample file (currently containing 150 accessions); and
have many minute (< 1 mm long) terminally barbed prickles on the surfaces of each nutlet, and presented on long-reaching (30-40 cm) lateral stems.
This exquisitely nourishing Restorative Oil Blend -- cloaking hands in vital moisture -- is comprised of Meadowfoam Nutlet Oil, a crop highly-concentrated in emollients, and Australian Bois Oil whose lipid-rich, fatty acid structure helps seal in moisture to help prevent dehydration.
The nutlet is a kind of "glorified" samara but is larger; American Hornbeam is an example.
On the basis of nutlet characteristics, floral venation and pigmentation, and the presence of heterostyly, C.
There have existed a long-standing disagreement in the use of the terms achene and nutlet to refer Carex's fruits, and perigynium and utricle to refer the enclosing prophyll (Global Carex Group, 2015).
b) Collecting herbarium control samples (about 220 collections) which were included as vouchers (Table 1) and nutlet samples for the project's sample file (currently containing 90 accessions);
FRUIT: 1/4" one-seed samara, nutlet surrounded by wing, hairy, notched at end.
flava has four ovules; although all four ovules often initiate embryos, usually only one (sometimes two) develops into a mature nutlet (seed).