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seed vessel

noun Botany.
  1. a pericarp.
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Origin of seed vessel

First recorded in 1660–70
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Historical Examples of seed vessel

  • There is no need to imitate the seed-vessel of a brother vetch!

    Parables of the Christ-life

    I. Lilias Trotter

  • The seed-vessel has to go down into death as well as the leaf.

  • This is the seed-vessel, and it is divided at the tip into three little forks.

  • The forked tip of the seed-vessel can be seen among these stamens.

  • The forked tip of the seed-vessel is so tiny you scarcely notice it.

British Dictionary definitions for seed vessel

seed vessel

  1. botany a dry fruit, such as a capsule
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