nutlet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nutlet a small nut
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nutlet (Bot) A small nut; also, the stone of a drupe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nutlet A little nut; also, the stone of a drupe. See cuts under Carpinus and coffee.
    • n nutlet In conchology, a nutshell.
    • n nutlet One of the achene-like segments of a pericarp or schizocarp, as in the borage and mint families.
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Usage

In literature:

Dr. Zimmerman: I have a Taylor hickory at my place and every year it has several nutlets but as soon as they get any size they tumble off.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Part of the persistent calyx has been removed to show the four seed-like fruits, or nutlets.
"Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany" by Douglas Houghton Campbell
The Taylor every year sets a bunch of young nutlets, but I have never yet seen a catkin on it.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Soon they begin laying their eggs in crescent shaped punctures which they cut in the new shoots and nutlets.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
In one instance the wood of Mayquette a cross between Mayette and Franquette formed two nutlets.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
The shape of the nutlet and the character of its coat are very varied.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
After they have broken apart, the nutlets hang by threads, tough as hornbeam fibres always are.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
The nutlet has become hard, rougher and more strongly ribbed.
"Through a Microscope" by Samuel Wells
Ovary superior; fruit a club-shaped nutlet.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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