Origin of achene
OTHER WORDS FROM achenea·che·ni·al [ey-kee-nee-uhl, uh-kee-], /eɪˈki ni əl, əˈki-/, adjective
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Fruit a circumscissile 2-celled capsule, with one or more peltate seeds in each cell, or an achene.
Ovary 1-celled with a suspended ovule, becoming an achene; calyx none; aquatic herbs, with finely dissected whorled leaves.
Achene (commonly solitary) enclosed in the 4-angled dry and thickish closed calyx-tube.
Ovary with a single cell and ovule, tipped with a long laterally stigmatic style, maturing as an achene.
Achene obtusely triangular, partly 3-celled, enclosed in the indurated calyx.