Share this entry

Share this page

aggregate fruit

Line breaks: ag¦gre|gate fruit

Definition of aggregate fruit in English:

noun

Botany
A fruit formed from several carpels derived from the same flower, e.g. a raspberry.
Example sentences
  • Although I well knew, of course, that in technical botanical language, the blackberry is not a berry at all, but an aggregate fruit of numerous drupelets.
  • Strawberry and blackberry are also aggregate fruits with the addition of an edible, enlarged receptacle.
  • They do not arise from a single flower as in aggregate fruits like raspberries and blackberries.

Definition of aggregate fruit in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day ingratiate
Pronunciation: ɪnˈɡreɪʃɪeɪt
verb
bring oneself into favour with someone through flattery…