nStrophiole(Bot) A crestlike excrescence about the hilum of certain seeds; a caruncle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
nstrophioleIn botany, an appendage produced from the hilum of certain seeds, of the same origin as a true aril, but less developed. Sometimes used interchangeably with caruncle, from which it clearly differs.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
nStrophiolestrof′i-ōl (bot.) an aril-like appendage growing from the raphe in the fruits of Viola, &c
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. strophiolum, a little chaplet, dim. of strophium, a band, Gr. , dim. of a twisted band: cf. F. strophiole,