accessory fruit

noun

Definition of accessory fruit 

: a fruit (such as the apple) of which a conspicuous part consists of tissue other than that of the ripened ovary

First Known Use of accessory fruit

1858, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about accessory fruit

Share accessory fruit

Statistics for accessory fruit

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for accessory fruit

The first known use of accessory fruit was in 1858

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on accessory fruit

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about accessory fruit

Comments on accessory fruit

What made you want to look up accessory fruit? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not any or not one

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!