Autocarpous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Autocarpous (Bot) Consisting of the ripened pericarp with no other parts adnate to it, as a peach, a poppy capsule, or a grape.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • autocarpous In botany, consisting of pericarp alone; having no adnate parts (Gray): applied to fruits which are free from the perianth. Same as superior.
    • autocarpous Self-fruiting, that is, fruiting as the result of self-fertilization.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Autocarpous aw-to-kär′pus applied to such fruit as consists only of the pericarp, with no adnate parts.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Auto-, + Gr. karpo`s fruit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. autos, self, karpos, fruit.