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n. pl. cyp·se·lae (-lē′)
An achene fruit derived from an inferior ovary, characteristic of plants in the composite family.

[New Latin, from Greek kupselē, hollow vessel.]
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n, pl -lae (-ˌliː)
(Botany) the dry one-seeded fruit of the daisy and related plants, which resembles an achene but is surrounded by a calyx sheath
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek kupselē chest, hollow vessel]
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Fruit is an achene or cypsela. Many ornamental flowers and some vegetables.