Definition of multiple fruit in English:

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multiple fruit

Pronunciation: /ˈməltəpəl fro͞ot/


A fruit formed from carpels derived from several flowers, such as a pineapple.
Example sentences
  • Other multiple fruits include the pineapple and a large-leaved relative of the houseplant called philodendron.
  • The resulting multiple fruit is derived from 1,500 to 2,000 flowers and develops mainly from the persistent perianth.
  • In addition, aggregate fruits are derived from several ovules in the same fruit, while multiple fruits are derived from the ovaries of more than one flower, i.e., from an inflorescence.

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Syllabification: mul·ti·ple fruit

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