Definition of achene
: a small dry indehiscent one-seeded fruit (as of a sunflower) developing from a simple ovary and usually having a thin pericarp attached to the seed at only one point
Origin of achene
New Latin achaenium, from a- + Greek chainein to gape, yawn — more at yawn
First Known Use: 1855
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