An achene (Greek ἀ, a, privative + χαίνειν, chainein, to gape; also sometimes referred to as akene and occasionally achenium or achenocarp) is a type of simple dry fruit produced by many species of flowering plants. Achenes are monocarpellate (formed from one carpel) and indehiscent (they do not open at maturity). Achenes contain a single...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achene
• (n.) Alt. of AcheniumFound on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/achene/
<botany> A dry, closed (indehiscent) fruit which contains a single seed. ... (06 May 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
small dry indehiscent fruit with the seed distinct from the fruit wallFound on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
a dry 1-seeded indehiscent fruit; e.g. members of the Ranunculaceae.Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_botanical_terms
a dry, 1-seeded, indehiscent fruit formed from a superior ovary of one carpel. Used to describe the fruit of the Asteraceae formed from an inferior ovary, following the definition given by De Candolle; equivalent to the term cypselaFound on http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/help/glossary
A dry, one-seeded fruit formed from a single carpel, with no special method of opening to liberate the seed (i.e., it does not open spontaneously). Achenes may be smooth-walled (e.g., buttercup); feathery (e.g., traveler's joy); spiny (e.g., corn buttercup); or winged (e.g., sycamore). Winged achene...Found on http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/A/achene.html
A dry, one-seeded fruit, without a predictable opening and formed from a single carpel.
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A one-seeded, dry, indehiscent (does not split at maturity) fruit with seed attached to fruit wall at one point only, derived from a one-loculed superior ovaryFound on http://www.virtualherbarium.org/glossary/glossary.php?cid=65
A one-seeded, dry, indehiscent fruit with the seed coat not attached to the mature ovary wall.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22037
A one-seeded, dry, indehiscent fruit with the seed coat not attached to the mature ovary wall.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22038
A small, dry fruit covered with a thin tight skin.
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A small, dry fruit that contains one loose seed and that does not split open spontaneously, e.g. sunflower seed.
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A small, dry fruit with one seedFound on http://www.neonaturalist.com/nature/nature_glossary.html
A small, dry, indehiscent, single-seeded fruit in which the seed coat is separate from the ovary wall.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22034
a small, dry, one-seeded, indehiscent fruit (i.e. one that does not split open), deriving from a one-chambered ovary, typical of the AsteraceaeFound on http://www.calflora.net/botanicalnames/botanicalterms.html
a small, dry, one-seeded, indehiscent fruit (i.e. one that does not split open), deriving from a one-chambered ovary, typical of the asteraceaeFound on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21767
achene (ukēn') , dry, simple, one-seeded fruit with the seed attached to the inner wall at only one point. Achenes are indehiscent, i.e., they do not split open at maturity. The so-called seed of a sunflower is an achene; the shell is the wall of the fruit, and the true seed lies within. A...Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0802315.html
achene A small, dry fruit which is formed from a simple ovary bearing a single seed and that ripens without splitting its sheath open.Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/2838/4
Achenes are dry fruits, which do not split to release their single seed. Often, achenes look just like seeds. The layers of the fruit that are quite thick in berries and other fruits are reduced to a thin layer covering the true seed.
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An achene is a kind of dry, indehiscent one-seeded fruit with a leathery pericarp that is easily separated from the seed coat (for example, sunflower).Found on http://www.fruitsinfo.com/glossary.htm
dry, one-seeded fruit lacking special seams that split to release the seed. The seed coat is attached to the thin, dry ovary wall (husk) by a short ... [5 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/a/11
Dry, one-seeded fruit that develops from a single ovary and does not split open to disperse the seed. Achenes commonly occur in groups – for example, the fruiting heads of buttercup Ranunculus
and clematis. The outer surface may be smooth, spiny, ribbed, or tuberculate, depending on the speciesFound on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0006894.html
In botany, an achene is a small, dry carpel containing a single seed, the pericarp of which is closely applied but separable and which does not open when ripe.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/BA.HTM
One-seeded, non-splitting dry fruitFound on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22113
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