HyperDic: seed_vessel

English > 1 sense of the expression seed vessel:
NOUNplantseed vessel, pericarpthe ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary
English > seed vessel: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningThe ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary.
Part ofseedA mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa
Narrowerbur, burrseed vessel having hooks or prickles
capsuleA dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore-containing structure of e.g. mosses
epicarp, exocarpoutermost layer of the pericarp of fruits as the skin of a peach or grape
mesocarpThe middle layer of a pericarp
stone, pit, endocarpThe hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed
Broadercovering, natural covering, coverA natural object that covers or envelops
Catalanpericarpi, pericarp

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