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Aggregate fruit

Definition of the noun aggregate fruit

What does aggregate fruit mean as a name of something?


  1. fruit consisting of many individual small fruits or drupes derived from separate ovaries within a common receptacle: e.g. blackberry; raspberry; pineapple
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonyms of aggregate fruit: multiple fruit / syncarp
    • more generic word: fruit = the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
    • more specific word: syconium = the fleshy multiple fruit of the fig consisting of an enlarged hollow receptacle containing numerous fruitlets

Alternative definition of the noun aggregate fruit


  1. [botany] A fruit that develops from the fusion of more than one carpel within a single flower, as for instance, a raspberry.


Aggregate fruit: An aggregate fruit or etaerio or etario is a fruit that develops from the merger of several ovaries that were separate in a single flower. In contrast, a simple fruit develops from one ovary. In languages other than English, the meanings of aggregate and multiple fruit are reversed, so that aggregate fruits merge several flowers. The differences in meaning are due to a reversal in the terminology by John Lindley, which has been followed by most English-language authors.

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Google previewUltimate Visual Dictionary (2011)

by DK


Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Fruit and Nuts (2008)

by Jules Janick, Robert E. Paull

Aggregate fruit: a fruit formed by the coherence or the connation of pistils that were distinct in the flower. Air layering (marcottage): multiplying a plant by inducing rooting on a root or shoot, often involving girdling and when the roots appear the ...

Google previewFood and Drink in American History (2013)

A "Full Course" Encyclopedia by Andrew F. Smith

aggregate fruit (strawberries), multiple fruit (figs and pineapples), fleshy fruit (grapes, kiwifruit, oranges, lemons, limes, mangoes, and watermelon), ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Botany (2002)

by Jill Bailey

aggregate fruit (compound fruit) A fruitlike structure that is made up of several individual fruits derived from the carpels of a single flower, e.g. strawberry ( Fragaria), ...

Google previewFoods and Food Production Encyclopedia (2012)

by Douglas M. Considine

An aggregate fruit is one which is formed from numerous carpels of one flower. The fruit, therefore, consists of a cluster of small, individual fruitlets. Examples are blackberry, raspberry, and strawberry. The fruitlets of the blackberry ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biological Invasions (2011)

by Daniel Simberloff, Marcel Rejmanek

table 1 A Sampling of Dispersal Modes, Actual Structures Involved in Promoting Dispersal, and Representative Invasive Species Hydrochory low-density fleshy aggregate fruit Hydrochory plant fragments Anemochory samara Anemochory ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

fruition fruit blown down by wind: windfall fruit created only through breeding: cultivar fruit derived from several flowers that combine into one structure, like pineapple: aggregate fruit, collective fruit, multiple fruit fruit-eating: carpophagous , ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Indian Medicine (1985)

by Saligrama Krishna Ramachandra Rao

Achene Acuminate Acute Adnate Adventitious Aggregate Fruit Alternate Amplexicaul Androecium Annular Anther Apetalous Apex Aphyllous Apiculate A small, hard, dry, indehicent, one-seeded fruit. Tapering towards the apex and drawn to a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forest Sciences (2004)

by Julian Evans, John A. Youngquist

Infructescence: An aggregate fruit, with the same relation to a simple fruit that an inflorescence has to a single flower. Inoculation: Arrival or transfer of a pathogen on to a host plant.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Flowering Plants and Ferns (1973)

by John Christopher Willis, Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw

REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS Aestivation, Aggregate fruit, Andro-(phore, &c), Anemo-(philous), Aniso-(phylly), Apetalous, Apo- (gamy), Aril, Asymmetrical, Bee -fiowers, Berry, Bract, Butterfly-flowers, Carrion-flowers, Cincinnus, Cleistogamy, ...

Google previewDictionary of Landscape Architecture and Construction (2005)

by Alan Christensen

aggregate fruit A fruit formed of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Health (2015)

and each ovary contains two ovules, clustered into an aggregate fruit. The fruit ripens about one month after pollination. Raspberry fruit is an aggregate of many individual drupelets. The cohesion of drupelets results from the entanglement of ...

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