plural -s
: a many-celled and many-seeded indehiscent fruit that is pulpy within and has a hard or woody rind (as the melon or the calabash)

Word History


New Latin, from amphi- + -sarca (from Greek sark-, sarx flesh)

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amphisarca was in 1821

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“Amphisarca.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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