seed vessel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n seed vessel the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Seed vessel (Bot) that part of a plant which contains the seeds; a pericarp.
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Usage

In literature:

Wild rose-bushes devoid of leaves, with their deep, bright red seed-vessels.
"Passages From The American Notebooks, Volume 1" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
However, if the oil is staid, it is not for want of vessels, for what we have to communicate seems like seed cast into the prepared ground.
"Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel" by John Yeardley
Many of the cup-like seed-vessels still hung on the boughs: they were all finely encrusted with frost.
"Mercy Philbrick's Choice" by Helen Hunt Jackson
A downy or woolly substance, enclosed in the pod, or seed-vessel, of the cotton-plant.
"A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery" by Benziger Brothers
Why, I seed big vessels arterwards, as had been blowed a quarter of a mile inland, where they could never be got off again.
"Blue Jackets" by George Manville Fenn
Bob was not long in securing a large bunch of arums, all soft and white, with the great yellow seed vessel within.
"Middy and Ensign" by G. Manville Fenn
It was the burr or seed vessel of the white pine.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
Look back at the vetch seed-vessels.
"Parables of the Christ-life" by I. Lilias Trotter
The plant she holds in her hand is a branching and flowering one, the seed-vessel prominent.
"Aratra Pentelici, Seven Lectures on the Elements of Sculpture" by John Ruskin
The plant she holds in her hand is a branching and flowering one, the seed vessel prominent.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
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In poetry:

One boy at work with book and brief, and one with gown and band,
One sailing vessels on the pool, one digging sand,
One flying paper kites on change, one planting little pills,--
The seeds of certain annual flowers well known as little bills.
"Meeting Of The Alumni Of Harvard College" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In science:

In classical Navier-Stokes fluids, injection of vorticity into a metastable laminar state can trigger turbulence, e.g. seed vortices injected into a cylindrical vessel containing 3He-B (with T ≤ 0.6Tc ) generate a vortex tangle that eventually decays into a rectilinear vortex array (Finne et al. 2003).
Transitions between turbulent and laminar superfluid vorticity states in the outer core of a neutron star
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