- a small nut; a small nutlike fruit or seed.
- the stone of a drupe.
Origin of nutlet
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Examples from the Web for nutlet
The shape of the nutlet and the character of its coat are very varied.
The nutlet has become hard, rougher and more strongly ribbed.Through a Microscope
This will, I think, help to fertilize the pistillate or nutlet blossoms on many of the trees.
Fruit drupe-like when fresh, more or less compressed; endocarp (nutlet) crustaceous.
Utricle bursting irregularly, enclosing an oblong longitudinally ribbed seed (or nutlet).
- any of the one-seeded portions of a fruit, such as a labiate fruit, that fragments when mature
- the stone of a drupe, such as a plum
- a small nut
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