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aggregate fruit

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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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Rubus sellowii (blackberry) is a scandent shrub native to Brazil, occurring from the States of Minas Gerais to Rio Grande do Sul and aggregate fruits of red to black coloration when ripe (Lorenzi et al., 2006).
Botanists call them aggregate fruits. On some brambles, like raspberries and wineberries, the receptacle stays on the plant, while on others, like blackberries and dewberries, the receptacle slips from the plant with the berry.
BLACKBERRY PIE The biennial cane and perennial roots, Are required to grow the aggregate fruits.

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