- a pericarp.
Origin of seed vessel
First recorded in 1660–70
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Examples from the Web for seed vessel
There is no need to imitate the seed-vessel of a brother vetch!
The seed-vessel has to go down into death as well as the leaf.
This is the seed-vessel, and it is divided at the tip into three little forks.
In the centre of the flower there is a ring of stamens, and within this ring is the seed-vessel.
The forked tip of the seed-vessel can be seen among these stamens.
- botany a dry fruit, such as a capsule
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