noun, plural car·y·op·ses [kar-ee-op-seez] /ˌkær iˈɒp siz/ car·y·op·si·des [kar-ee-op-si-deez] /ˌkær iˈɒp sɪˌdiz/. Botany.
Origin of caryopsis
Examples from the Web for caryopsis
Historical Examples of caryopsis
Caryopsis grooved, blunt and more tightly held in the palea.
The caryopsis is very narrow, and the rachilla long and feathered with hairs.
The caryopsis is shorter and more ovoid than in other Bromes.
In Lolium and Agropyrum the caryopsis is still more wheat-like and grooved.
Caryopsis 7-8 mm., less flattened than in Bromus, with a shallow groove.