noun am·phi·sar·ca

Definition of amphisarca



  1. :  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)

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Origin and Etymology of amphisarca

New Latin, from amphi- + -sarca (from Greek sark-, sarx flesh) — more at sarcasm

First Known Use: 1821

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capable of being understood in two ways

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