aril

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noun ar·il \ ˈa-rəl , ˈer-əl \

Definition of aril

:an exterior covering or appendage of some seeds (as of the yew) that develops after fertilization as an outgrowth from the ovule stalk

arillate

play \ˈa-rə-ˌlāt, ˈer-ə-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of aril

probably from New Latin arillus, from Medieval Latin, raisin, grape seed


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