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
Word Origin for aril
"accessory covering of seeds," 1794, from Modern Latin arillus, from Medieval Latin arilli, Spanish arillos "dried grapes, raisins."