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1) achene. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...achene, (ken´) (KEY) , dry, simple, one-seeded fruit with the seed attached to the inner wall at only one point. Achenes are indehiscent, i.e., they do not split...

2) achene. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A small, dry, indehiscent one-seeded fruit with a thin wall, as in the sunflower. New Latin achnium : Greek a-, without; see a-1 + Greek khainein, to yawn.a·cheni·al...

3) akene. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Variant of achene....

4) cypsela. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: pl. cyp·se·lae (-l) An achene fruit derived from an inferior ovary, characteristic of plants in the composite family. New Latin, from Greek kupsel,...

5) fruit. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...of the poppy, snapdragon, lily, and mustard. Indehiscent fruits include the single-seeded achene of the buttercup and the composite flowers; the caryopsis (grain);...

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