seed vessel


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seed vessel

n
(Botany) botany a dry fruit, such as a capsule

seed′ ves`sel


n.
a pericarp.
[1660–70]
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Noun1.seed vessel - the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovaryseed vessel - the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary
covering, natural covering, cover - a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
seed - a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa
epicarp, exocarp - outermost layer of the pericarp of fruits as the skin of a peach or grape
mesocarp - the middle layer of a pericarp
endocarp, pit, stone - the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed; "you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking"
capsule - a dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore-containing structure of e.g. mosses
bur, burr - seed vessel having hooks or prickles
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The projecting lower lip of the corolla forms an ideal alighting platform for the bee as it pushes its way up the bell to get at the honey, which lies in a ring around the seed vessel at the top of the flower.