geocarpy


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geocarpy

(ˈdʒiːəʊˌkɑːpɪ)
n
(Botany) botany the ripening of fruits below ground, as occurs in the peanut
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Peanuts are a rare example of the reproductive strategy called geocarpy, in which the seeds form and ripen in the ground beneath the plants.