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false fruit

n.
A fruit, such as a strawberry, that contains tissue not derived from a ripened ovary.
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false fruit

n
(Botany) another name for pseudocarp
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Noun1.false fruit - a fleshy fruit (apple or pear or related fruits) having seed chambers and an outer fleshy partfalse fruit - a fleshy fruit (apple or pear or related fruits) having seed chambers and an outer fleshy part
apple - fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh
pear - sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties
quince - aromatic acid-tasting pear-shaped fruit used in preserves
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
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"The false fruit of Churchian multiculturalism can be recognized by what is happening to Christian churches everywhere from Europe to the American Midwest.
It's what's known as a pseudocarp, or false fruit. It's a very dusty old scientic discrimination, so let's all just agree that we know what strawberries are to us, and live with it.
The pear is a type of pome, a false fruit in which five carpels - the true fruit - form a core containing the seed.