/ (əˈkiːn) /
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a variant spelling of achene
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How to use akene in a sentence
Fruit (cremocarp) of Osmorrhiza; the two akene-like ripe carpels separating at maturity from a slender axis or carpophore.
It is what the botanists call an akene, which simply means just one seed with a tight envelope about it.Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets|Various
Akene of Virgin's-bower, retaining the feathered style, which aids in dissemination.
The fruit of Composit (though not of a single carpel) is also an akene.