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(Botany) a carpel or pistil enclosing the seeds of a plant, esp a flowering plant


a seed vessel or dehiscent fruit that splits when ripe.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seedpod - a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plantseedpod - a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant
legume - the fruit or seed of any of various bean or pea plants consisting of a case that splits along both sides when ripe and having the seeds attach to one side of the case
peanut - underground pod of the peanut vine
screw bean - spirally twisted sweet pod of screwbean mesquite that is used for fodder or ground into meal for feed
okra - long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant
cowage - pods of the cowage plant or the stinging hairs covering them; used as a vermifuge when mixed with e.g. honey
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
loment - seedpods that are constricted between the seeds and that break apart when mature into single-seeded segments
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It looks like a seedpod of the lotus, a very novel gadget that comes in 4 colors: white, pink, green, and blue.
Legend has it that the plant was so important to the local economy that coins were minted that depicted the plant's seedpod, which looks like the heart shape we know today.
The pockmarked spherical body and pointy-petaled seedpod in Aurlia Gouthroii Blastula and Aurlia Gouthroii Blastula (Detail) are decidedly more sinister in ambience.
In May 2012, fifteen environmental samples, including soil from the yard, commercial potting soil, and a planter made from the seedpod brought from California, were taken from the home of the cat; all showed negative results for C.
The stark contrast of the cacophonous, fast-paced world with the meditative quality of the natural world provided Wong with her photographic subjects - a stone, a leaf, a twig, a spiky seedpod.
Was it an oddly shaped leaf, a curly seedpod, or maybe a winter olive you placed in your pocket and hurried home like a giddy child to investigate further?
Critics emphasize that their "ecology is incredibly simple" (Metzger 58), one in which "[a]nimals (mulefa), plants (seedpod trees), and technology (the mulefa's using seedpods as wheels, lubricated with the trees' oil) have evolved into mutual interdependence that both requires and produces Dust" (Shohet 31).
Heroin is derived from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seedpod of the Asian poppy plant.
Yet still do you eat cinnamon whole, calyx, seedpod and all
For example in Georgia, aphids were found to be more destructive to canola in Coastal Plains in the southeast (Buntin 1998a), whereas cabbage seedpod weevil was more destructive in the Piedmont and mountain areas (Buntin 1998b).
Similarly, the seedpod at the bottom right of the floral design is in the shape of a hand grenade.
Remove all dead flowers by nipping off at the neck, behind the seedpod.