false fruit

false fruit
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls froot]
    • /fɔls frut/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls froot]
    • /fɔls frut/

Definitions of false fruit words

  • noun false fruit a fruit, as the apple, strawberry, or pineapple, that contains, in addition to a mature ovary and seeds, a significant amount of other tissue. 1
  • noun false fruit a fruit derived from the separate carpels of one flower, the uniting of a cluster of flowers, or tissue other than the ovary; pseudocarp 0
  • noun false fruit (botany) A plant structure that resembles a fruit but is not derived from a flower or flowers. 0

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Origin of false fruit

First appearance:

before 1895
One of the 18% newest English words
First recorded in 1895-1900

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Parts of speech for False fruit


false fruit popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 5% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for false fruit

noun false fruit

  • accessory fruit — a fruit having enlarged accessory structures in addition to those formed from the ovary, as the strawberry, in which the fleshy tissue is the enlarged receptacle and the true fruits are the small, dry achenes borne on its surface
  • pome — the characteristic fruit of the apple family, as an apple, pear, or quince, in which the edible flesh arises from the greatly swollen receptacle and not from the carpels.
  • pseudocarp — accessory fruit.

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