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achene


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Achene  \A*chene"\,  Achenium  \A*che"ni*um\n.  [Gr.  'a  priv.  +  ?  to 
  gape.]  (Bot.) 
  A  small  dry,  indehiscent  fruit,  containing  a  single  seed,  as 
  in  the  buttercup;  --  called  a  naked  seed  by  the  earlier 
  botanists.  [Written  also  {akene}  and  {ach[ae]nium}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  achene 
  n  :  small  dry  indehiscent  fruit  with  the  seed  distinct  from  the 
  fruit  wall 




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