Definition of

Achene

  1. (noun, plant) small dry indehiscent fruit with the seed distinct from the fruit wall

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Achene

Derivations: achenial

Hyponyms: key, key fruit, samara

Hypernyms: fruit

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