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A fleshy, usually brightly colored cover of a seed, usually arising from the funiculus.

[Medieval Latin arillus, grape seed, from a Romance source akin to Italian arillo, seed coat, from Vulgar Latin *arēnula, grain of sand, from diminutive of Latin arēna, sand; see arena.]

ar′iled adj.
ar′il·late′ (-lāt′, -lĭt) adj.
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Adj.1.arillate - (of some seeds) having a fleshy and usually brightly colored cover
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
covered - overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form; "women with covered faces"; "covered wagons"; "a covered balcony"
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Sectional rearrangement of arborescent clades of Croton (Euphorbiaceae) in South America: Evolution of arillate seeds and a new species, Croton domatifer.
It is an arillate fruit with sweet, translucent and juicy flesh.
The capsule opens to release a large arillate, seed.