Definition of Accessory fruit

1. Noun. Fruit containing much fleshy tissue besides that of the ripened ovary; as apple or strawberry.

Exact synonyms: Pseudocarp
Generic synonyms: Fruit



Definition of Accessory fruit

1. Noun. (context: botany) A fruit which includes tissue not derived from the ovary but from some adjacent tissue, as for instance, a strawberry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Accessory fruit

1. A fruit, or group of fruits derived from one flower, in which the conspicuous, fleshy portion develops from the receptacle and is shed with the true fruit attached. (15 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accessory Fruit

accessory before the fact
accessory breast
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accessory cephalic vein
accessory chromosome
accessory cloud
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accessory cramp
accessory cuneate nucleus
accessory during the fact
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accessory flexor muscle of foot
accessory flower part
accessory fruit (current term)
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accessory gland
accessory hemiazygos vein
accessory hemiazygous vein
accessory ligaments
accessory meningeal branch of middle meningeal artery
accessory mineral
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Literary usage of Accessory fruit

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1. Botany, Developmental and Descriptive by William Mansfield (1922)
"An accessory fruit is one composed of a pistil or pistils and other parts. ... The pome is a simple, fleshy accessory fruit composed of a fleshy, ..."

2. Botany for Young People and Common Schools: How Plants Grow, a Simple by Asa Gray (1880)
"220) is a kind of accessory fruit, looking like a pear or a Rose-hip. haw. ... A Strawberry is an accessory fruit of a different shape. Fig. ..."

3. The Young Folks' Cyclopædia of Common Things by John Denison Champlin (1884)
"The strawberry is called an accessory fruit, because the fleshy part is accessory—that is, something added to the seed-holder. The juicy part which we eat ..."

4. Outlines of Botany for the High School Laboratory and Classroom by Robert Greenleaf Leavitt, Charles Herbert Clark, Mrs. Sophia M'Ilvaine (Bledsoe) Herrick, Asa Gray (1901)
"In an accessory fruit such as the Strawberry the great mass is receptacle (Fig. 156). Multiple or collective, when formed from several flowers consolidated ..."

5. Principles of Botany by Joseph Young Bergen, Bradley Moore Davis (1906)
"Such a combination is called an accessory fruit. 186. Multiple fruits. The fruits of two or more flowers may blend into a single mass, known as a multiple ..."

6. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1916)
"It is what is called an accessory fruit, consisting of a lot of seeds on the outside of a "receptacle." This receptacle is, in fact, merely an enlargement ..."

7. Outlines of Botany for the High School Laboratory and Classroom: (based on by Robert Greenleaf Leavitt (1901)
"In an accessory fruit such as the Strawberry the great mass is receptacle (Fig. 156). Multiple or collective, when formed from several flowers consolidated ..."

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