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British Dictionary definitions for etaerio

etaerio

noun
  1. an aggregate fruit, as one consisting of drupes (raspberry) or achenes (traveller's joy)

Word Origin

C19: from French etairion, from Greek hetaireia association
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Examples from the Web for etaerio

Historical Examples

  • In the raspberry and bramble several small drupes or drupels are aggregated so as to constitute an etaerio.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3

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