seed vessel

DEFINITIONS OF: seed vessel

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n the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary

Synonyms:
pericarp
Types:
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epicarp, exocarp
outermost layer of the pericarp of fruits as the skin of a peach or grape
mesocarp
the middle layer of a pericarp
endocarp, pit, stone
the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed
capsule
a dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore-containing structure of e.g. mosses
bur, burr
seed vessel having hooks or prickles
bilocular capsule
a capsule divided into two cells or compartments
boll
the rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant
siliqua, silique
narrow elongated seed capsule peculiar to the family Cruciferae
peach pit
the stone seed of a peach
cherry stone
the stone seed of a cherry
Spanish needles, beggar-ticks
the seed of bur marigolds
Type of:
cover, covering, natural covering
a natural object that covers or envelops
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