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Definition of the noun achene

What does achene mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: achenes

  1. small dry indehiscent fruit with the seed distinct from the fruit wall
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic word: fruit = the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
    • more specific terms: key fruit / samara / key = a winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple

Explanation

Achene: An achene is a type of simple dry fruit produced by many species of flowering plants. Achenes are monocarpellate and indehiscent. Achenes contain a single seed that nearly fills the pericarp, but does not adhere to it. In many species, what is referred to as the "seed" is actually an achene, a fruit containing the seed. The seed-like appearance arises from the fact that the wall of the seed-vessel hardens and encloses the solitary seed so closely as to seem like an outer coat.

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Google previewHandbook of Fruits and Fruit Processing (2012)

by Nirmal Sinha, Jiwan Sidhu, Jozsef Barta, James Wu, M.Pilar Cano

An achene is a dry single fruit formed from a single carpel (monocarpellate) and is not opening at maturity (indehiscent). Achenes contain a single seed that fills the pericarp, but the seed coat does not adhere to the pericarp. Achenes are most ...

Google previewNorth American Cornucopia (2013)

Top 100 Indigenous Food Plants by Ernest Small

Technically, nuts are “large” achenes (an achene is a kind of single-seeded, dry, indehiscent fruit in which the seed coat is not part of the fruit coat), and bay nuts are not true nuts in this sense. In a nontechnical sense, nuts are hard-textured, ...

Google previewThe Flowering Plants (2006)

Flowering Rush to Rushes by Robert H. Mohlenbrock

The achene is the fruit in the Alismaceae, Najadaceae, Zanniohelliaceae, Sparganiaceae, and Typhaceae. In the Lemnaceae and the genus Pontederia, the fruit is an utricle. The fruit is drupe-like but dry in the Potamogetonaceae, fleshy in the ...

Google previewVegetable Seeds (2011)

A Pictorial Field Guide by Terry A. Woodger

Achene: An achene is a small, singleseeded, dry fruit usually formed in clusters of the daisy family (ASTERACEAE). Fruits of this group include the lettuce and thistle. Lettuce Lactuca sativa Berry: A berry is a fruit with seeds contained within a ...

Google previewGarden Flower Seeds (2011)

A Pictorial Field Guide by Terry A. Woodger

Achene: An achene is a small, singleseeded, dry fruit usually formed in clusters of the ASTERACEAE (daisy) family. Fruit of this group include the sunflower, marigold, and the dandelion. J“ . ' >=' ' Ir , Marigold Calendula oflicinalis Berry: A ...

Google previewWildflowers of New England (2016)

by Ted Elliman, New England Wild Flower Society

An achene is a dry, usually very small, one-seeded fruit that does not separate or split open at maturity. A berry is a fleshy fruit with a juicy or succulent wall that encloses two or more seeds. “Berrylike” is also applied to other fleshy fruit forms, ...

Google previewBrooklyn Botanic Garden Gardener's Desk Reference (2016)

by Janet Marinelli

A common achene is that of the sunflower (Helianthus annuus). • Bacca (also called berry): A simple, fleshy fruit that does not dehisce. A common berry is the grape (Vitis vinifera). Berries are usually dispersed by animals that eat them.

Google previewHerb and Spice Seeds (2011)

A Pictorial Field Guide by Terry A. Woodger

Achene: An achene is a small, singleseeded, dry fruit usually formed in clusters of the ASTERACEAE (daisy) family. Fruit of this group include the marigold, and the thistle. Milk Thistle Sonchus oleraeeus Berry: A berry is a fruit with seeds ...

Google previewWord Nerd (2007)

More Than 18,000 Fascinating Facts about Words by Barbara Ann Kipfer

an ache is a prolonged dull pain an achene is a one-seeded fruit that does not open to release the seed—examples are the many achenes on a strawberry or sunflower Acheron is another name for infernal regions or a river in Hell achieve ...

Google previewThe Pictorial Guide to Seeds of the World (2011)

An Introduction Into the Collection, Cleaning, and Storage of Seeds by Terry A. Woodger

Achene: An achene is a small, singleseeded, dry ...

Google previewTropical Plant Types (2016)

Pergamon International Library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Social Studies by B. G. M. Jamieson, J. F. Reynolds

An achene is the product of a single uniovulate carpel the pericarp of which is membranous or woody and is indehiscent. The fruits of some species of Ranunculus are dispersed by. FIG. 174. Ranunculus multifidus, a buttercup. A, habit of plant ...

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

The achene is a single-seed indehiscent fruit which when mature has the seed from the ovary wall except at the point of attachment. Fruits of the buttercup are achenes; also the fruits of the strawberry, which are the small hard bodies borne on ...

Google previewThe Scottish Naturalist (1884)

by Francis Buchanan White White

Moreover, " indehiscent " achene is a tautology, inasmuch as the very meaning ot the word achene is "a one-seeded indehiscent carpel." Regarded therefore from the standpoint of Method, this tribal definition is vicious in the extreme, and, ...

Google previewIntroduction to Botany (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An achene 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 seed that nearly fills the ...

Google previewPlant Biology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An achene 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 seed that nearly fills the ...

Google previewBiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An achene 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 seed that nearly fills the ...

Google previewPlant Systematics , A Phylogenetic Approach (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An achene 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 seed that nearly fills the ...

Google previewIntroductory Botany (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An achene 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 seed that nearly fills the ...

Google previewHandbook of Plant and Crop Physiology (2001)

by Mohammad Pessarakli

Achene. An achene is a hard, dry, fully matured simple ovary. Achenes are usually thought of as “seeds” (although some may contain two ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1910)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

The achene is a dry, one- seeded, indehiscent fruit, the pericarp of which is closely applied to the seed, but separable from it. It is solitary, forming a single fruit, as in the dock (fig. 19) and in ...

Google previewThe Encyclopædia Britannica (1910)

The New Volumes, Constituting, in Combination with the Twenty-nine Volumes of the Eleventh Edition, the Twelfth Edition of that Work, and Also Supplying a New, Distinctive, and Independent Library of Reference Dealing with Events and Developments of the Period 1910 to 1921 Inclusive

The achene is a dry, one-seeded, indehiscent fruit, the pericarp of which is closely applied to the seca, but separable from it. It is solitary, Fo f forming a single fruit, as in the dock (fig. 19) and in the fr :* cashew, where it is supported on a fleshy ...

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Video shows what achene means. A small, dry, indehiscent fruit, containing a single seed, as in the buttercup.. achene pronunciation. How to pronounce ...

Scrabble value of A1C3H4E1N1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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