aggregate fruit


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aggregate fruit

n.
A fruit, such as a raspberry, consisting of many individual small fruits derived from separate ovaries within a single flower, borne together on a common receptacle.
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Noun1.aggregate fruit - fruit consisting of many individual small fruits or drupes derived from separate ovaries within a common receptacle: e.g. blackberryaggregate fruit - fruit consisting of many individual small fruits or drupes derived from separate ovaries within a common receptacle: e.g. blackberry; raspberry; pineapple
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
syconium - the fleshy multiple fruit of the fig consisting of an enlarged hollow receptacle containing numerous fruitlets
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The fruit of the mulberry, similar to the blackberry, is an aggregate fruit that is composed of many smaller fruits called drupes.
Pitanga cherry is a red aggregate fruit, the size of a plum, with an acid taste and somewhat sour.
Another type of fruit is an aggregate fruit, which is comprised of a single receptacle (base of the flower) with masses of similar fruitlets (for example, blackberries and strawberries).

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