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anthocarpous

[an-thuh-kahr-puh s]
adjective
  1. (of a fruit) having accessory or enlarged tissue, as the apple or strawberry.
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Origin of anthocarpous

First recorded in 1825–35; antho- + -carpous
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Historical Examples

  • The syconus is an anthocarpous fruit, in which the receptacle completely encloses numerous flowers and becomes succulent.

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

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