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caryopsis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caryopsis  \Car`y*op"sis\,  n.;  pl  {Caryopses}.  [NL.,  fr  gr  ? 
  hut,  kernel  +  ?  sight,  form.]  (Bot.) 
  A  one-celled,  dry,  indehiscent  fruit,  with  a  thin  membranous 
  pericarp,  adhering  closely  to  the  seed,  so  that  fruit  and 
  seed  are  incorporated  in  one  body,  forming  a  single  grain,  as 
  of  wheat,  barley,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caryopsis 
  n  :  dry  seedlike  fruit  produced  by  the  cereal  grasses:  e.g. 
  wheat,  barley,  Indian  corn  [syn:  {grain}] 




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