rich1.0acheneOmnilexicahttp://www.omnilexica.com/<div class="omnilexica_embed" style="box-sizing:border-box;padding:5px;border:1px solid #666;margin:0;overflow:auto;max-width:1024px;max-height:344px"><h4>achene</h4><p><b>noun</b></p> <ol><li>small dry indehiscent fruit with the seed distinct from the fruit wall</li></ol> <h5>Explanation:</h5> <p><strong>Achene</strong>: 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.</p><p style="font-size:80%"><i><a href="http://www.omnilexica.com/?q=achene">Achene definition/meaning</a> is provided by <a href="http://www.omnilexica.com/">Omnilexica</a> under <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/">CC BY-SA 3.0</a>.</i></p></div>1024344