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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Technically the blackberry, despite what its name suggests, is not actually a berry but an aggregate fruit - formed of individual drupelets held together by fine hairs.
Despite its name, the blackberry is not a berry, but an aggregate fruit; just like raspberries and boysenberries, they're made up of lots of tiny seeds encased by fleshy fruit called drupelets.
The fruit of the mulberry, similar to the blackberry, is an aggregate fruit that is composed of many smaller fruits called drupes.

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