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pseu′do·car′pous adj.


(Botany) a fruit, such as the strawberry or apple, that includes parts other than the ripened ovary. Also called: false fruit or accessory fruit
ˌpseudoˈcarpous adj

acces′sory fruit`

a fruit, as the apple, strawberry, or pineapple, that contains, in addition to a mature ovary and seeds, a significant amount of other tissue. Also called pseudocarp.
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Noun1.pseudocarp - fruit containing much fleshy tissue besides that of the ripened ovarypseudocarp - fruit containing much fleshy tissue besides that of the ripened ovary; as apple or strawberry
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
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Seeds, pods (Fabaceae) Jimsonweed, Datura stramonium All parts espe- thorn apple (Solanaceae) cially the seeds Woody Solanum nigrum Leaves, roots, nightshade, (Solanaceae) berries bitter sweet Irish potato Solanum tuberosum When tubers are (Solanaceae) exposed to light, the green tissue under the skin Jerusalem Solanum pseudocarp Berries cherry (Solanaceae) Elderberry Sambucus spp.
It has been found that seeds of the terminal pseudocarps of Pteranthus dichotomus (order III of a 3-order dispersal unit; Table II) germinate to very high levels either in light or dark (90-100%, 82-99%, respectively) in a range of temperatures from 8 [degrees] to 37 [degrees] C.