noun (plural cypselae /-lē/)Botany
- A dry, single-seeded fruit formed from a double ovary, of which only one develops into a seed, as in the daisy family.More example sentences
- Viable cypselae of any aster or goldenrod from anywhere in the world is most welcomed by the lab.
- Species are annuals, biennials or rhizomatous perennials and have dimorphic cypselae with the ray fruit lacking a well developed crown of bristles.
- The cypsela of the perennial dandelion is classified as an anthocarp.
late 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek kupselē 'hollow vessel'.
More definitions of cypselaDefinition of cypsela in:
- The British & World English dictionary