Definition of Pseudocarp

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

Exact synonyms: Accessory Fruit
Generic synonyms: Fruit



Definition of Pseudocarp

1. n. That portion of an anthocarpous fruit which is not derived from the ovary, as the soft part of a strawberry or of a fig.

Definition of Pseudocarp

1. Noun. (botany) The portion of an anthocarpous fruit that is not derived from the ovary, such as the soft part of a strawberry or fig. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pseudocarp

pseudoazimuthal
pseudobacteria
pseudobinary
pseudobiographical
pseudoblepsis
pseudoboleite
pseudobond
pseudobonds
pseudobranchia
pseudobranchial
pseudobrookite
pseudobulb
pseudobulbs
pseudobulge
pseudobulges
pseudocarp (current term)
pseudocarps
pseudocastle
pseudocastles
pseudocelebrities
pseudocelebrity
pseudocereal
pseudocereals
pseudocholinesterase
pseudocholinesterases
pseudocide
pseudocides

Literary usage of Pseudocarp

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1. Text-book of Botany, Morphological and Physiological by Julius Sachs (1882)
"The entire structure which is thus formed may be termed a pseudocarp ^ and may be ... Thus, for example, the strawberry is a pseudocarp, the axial part (or ..."

2. A Text-book of Biology: Comprising Vegetable and Animal Morphology and by James Richard Ainsworth Davis (1888)
"76. Fig. 77. Fig. 78. Fig. 79. Fig. 76.—SECTION OF YOUNG FIG.— r, Succulent flower stalk; /, flowers placed in internal cavity. Fig. 77.—pseudocarp OF ..."

3. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"The shape and colour of the pseudocarp is that of a strawberry, but in flavour it resembles an apple. Unfortunately if eaten to excess it acts as an emetic. ..."

4. North American Flora by New York Botanical Garden (1905)
"Fruit a pseudocarp, consisting of the obovoid or oblong somewhat accrescent receptacle bearing the adnate bases of the floral leaves and enclosing numerous ..."

5. Agricultural Botany: Theoretical and Practical by John Percival (1921)
"... apple or pear are good examples, is an indehiscent fleshy pseudocarp whose ... When the pseudocarp is ripe the pericarp belonging to each carpel of the ..."

6. The Flora of the Alps by Alfred William Bennett (1897)
"Calyx 5-toothed; petals 5 ; stamens numerous; carpels 2-5, each with two ovules; fruit a pome (pseudocarp) or drupe. Trees or shrubs, usually with simple ..."

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