Cremocarp

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cremocarp (Bot) The peculiar fruit of fennel, carrot, parsnip, and the like, consisting of a pair of carpels pendent from a supporting axis.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cremocarp A fruit, as that of the Umbelliferæ, consisting of two or more indehiscent, inferior, one-seeded carpels, separating at maturity from each other and from the slender axis. Also called carpadelium.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. kremanny`nai to hang + karpo`s fruit