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

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“Accessory fruit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accessory%20fruit. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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