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n. pl. car·y·op·ses (-ŏp′sēz′) or car·y·op·si·des (-ŏp′sĭ-dēz′)
n, pl -ses (-siːz) or -sides (-sɪˌdiːz)
(Botany) a dry seedlike fruit having the pericarp fused to the seed coat of the single seed: produced by the grasses
[C19: New Latin; see karyo-, -opsis]
car•y•op•sis(ˌkær iˈɒp sɪs)
n., pl. -ses (-sēz), -si•des (-sɪˌdiz)
a small, one-celled, one-seeded, dry indehiscent fruit with the pericarp fused to the seed coat: the typical fruit of grasses and grains.
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|Noun||1.||caryopsis - dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn|
amaranth - seed of amaranth plants used as a native cereal in Central and South America
barleycorn - a grain of barley
wheat berry - a grain of wheat
kernel - a single whole grain of a cereal; "a kernel of corn"
rye - the seed of the cereal grass
seed - a small hard fruit