Origin of aril
Examples from the Web for aril
The pulp is of the nature of an aril, that is, an additional seed-coat.
“Mace” is the “aril” or covering of the seed of the same plant.Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany|Douglas Houghton Campbell
The aril is a growth from the extremity of the seed-stalk, or from the placenta when there is no seed-stalk.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
This aril or husk is the mace of commerce, while the true nutmeg is the center or hard seed (nut).The Nut Culturist|Andrew S. Fuller
By the end of Aril, the several armies seemed to be ready, and the general forward movement on Corinth began.The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Complete|William T. Sherman
British Dictionary definitions for aril
Word Origin for aril
Word Origin and History for aril
"accessory covering of seeds," 1794, from Modern Latin arillus, from Medieval Latin arilli, Spanish arillos "dried grapes, raisins."