Definitions of pericarp
  1. noun
    the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary
    synonyms: seed vessel
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    epicarp, exocarp
    outermost layer of the pericarp of fruits as the skin of a peach or grape
    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
    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
    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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