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ar·il

 (ăr′əl)
n.
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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aril

(ˈærɪl) or

arillus

n
(Botany) an appendage on certain seeds, such as those of the yew and nutmeg, developed from or near the funicle of the ovule and often brightly coloured and fleshy
[C18: from New Latin arillus, from Medieval Latin arilli raisins, pips of grapes]
ˈarilˌlate adj
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ar•il

(ˈær ɪl)

n.
a usu. fleshy appendage or covering of certain seeds, as of the bittersweet, Celastrus scandens, or of the nutmeg.
[1785–95; < New Latin arillus, Medieval Latin: grape seed]
ar′il•late` (-ˌleɪt, -lɪt) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aril - fleshy and usually brightly colored cover of some seeds that develops from the ovule stalk and partially or entirely envelopes the seedaril - fleshy and usually brightly colored cover of some seeds that develops from the ovule stalk and partially or entirely envelopes the seed
plant part, plant structure - any part of a plant or fungus
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The pomegranate contains hundreds of edible seeds called arils, which are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and bioactive plant compounds.
This fruit can be processed into fresh arils, juice, squash, molasses, juice concentrates, frozen seeds, jam, jelly, marmalades, grenadine, wine, seeds in syrup, powder, rind powder and seed oil.Pomegranate contains 78 per cent juice and 22 per cent seed.
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It is possibly the longest-lived of all trees and has a rusty-red bark with a deep green foliage producing strange carmine arils which contain the very dark seeds.
Top the fish with the sliced lime, white wine, pomegranate arils, and a little salt and pepper.
9 Pomegranates The thick outer skin of this fruit encloses hundreds of edible seeds called arils, which are rich in vitamin C and K, potassium, and folate.
1 1/2 lb butternut squash, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 4 1/2 cups) 2 1/2 lb delicata squash, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground allspice 1/4 tsp ground cayenne 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 c shelled pistachios, roasted, salted, chopped 2 Tbsp maple syrup 1/4 cup pomegranate arils 2 Tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley 1.
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1 THEY PROVIDE VITAMIN C There are around 600 seeds, or arils, in one pomegranate, and they're packed with vitamin C - the seeds from just one fruit provide about 40% of your daily vitamin C requirement.