accessory fruit


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accessory fruit

n.
A fruit, such as the pear or strawberry, that develops from a ripened ovary or ovaries but includes a significant portion derived from nonovarian tissue. Also called pseudocarp.

accessory fruit

n
(Botany) another name for pseudocarp

acces′sory fruit`


n.
a fruit, as the apple, strawberry, or pineapple, that contains, in addition to a mature ovary and seeds, a significant amount of other tissue. Also called pseudocarp.
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.accessory fruit - fruit containing much fleshy tissue besides that of the ripened ovaryaccessory fruit - fruit containing much fleshy tissue besides that of the ripened ovary; as apple or strawberry
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
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