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[n] small dry indehiscent fruit with the seed distinct from the fruit wall

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fruit, key fruit, samara

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\A*chene"\, Achenium \A*che"ni*um\n. [Gr. 'a priv. + ? to gape.] (Bot.) A small, dry, indehiscent fruit, containing a single seed, as in the buttercup; -- called a naked seed by the earlier botanists. [Written also {akene} and {ach[ae]nium}.]

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