ALL meanings of accessory fruit

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  • noun 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 3
  • noun accessory 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 accessory fruit (botany) A fruit which includes tissue not derived from the ovary but from some adjacent tissue, as for instance, a strawberry. 0
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