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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′il·late′ (-lāt′, -lĭt) adj.
(of seeds) having an aril
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|Adj.||1.||ariled - (of some seeds) having a fleshy and usually brightly colored cover|
covered - overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form; "women with covered faces"; "covered wagons"; "a covered balcony"