Definition of Seed vessel

1. Noun. The ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary.

Exact synonyms: Pericarp
Generic synonyms: Cover, Covering, Natural Covering
Group relationships: Seed
Specialized synonyms: Epicarp, Exocarp, Mesocarp, Endocarp, Pit, Stone, Capsule, Bur, Burr

Definition of Seed vessel

1. Noun. (botany) The ripened and otherwise modified wall of a plant ovary ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Seed Vessel

seed leaf
seed leaves
seed money
seed moneys
seed monies
seed oyster
seed pearl
seed pearls
seed pit
seed plant
seed plants
seed shrimp
seed stock
seed stocks
seed tick
seed vessel (current term)
seed vessels
seed weevil

Literary usage of Seed vessel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"Those in which the glands at the base of the -seed-vessel are large and well developed, and the appendages at the insertion of the leaves, small or wanting; ..."

2. Introduction to Structural and Systematic Botany and Vegetable Physiology by Asa Gray (1866)
"The Pericarp, or Seed-vessel. The pericarp and the seeds it contains together constitute the FRUIT ; a term which has a more extensive signification in ..."

3. The Forest Trees of Britain by Charles Alexander Johns (1892)
"SSKL. becomes a thin, pale, membranous seed-vessel, rounded and notched at ... The cal}fc remains attached to the base of the seed-vessel, which does not ..."

4. Rustless Coatings: Corrosion and Electrolysis of Iron and Steel by Matthew Patterson Wood (1904)
"4 and 5 represent the seed-vessel, with its tall stamens and taller pistils; Fig. ... 8 is a ripe seed-vessel. Sections of the seed and the perfect seed are ..."

5. A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts by William Nicholson (1810)
"Half a similar seed vessel cut longitudinally, showing the first appearance of the seed vessel in the bud of a female flower. Fig. 3. ..."

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