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
arillateplay \ˈa-rə-ˌlāt, ˈer-ə-\ adjective
Origin and Etymology of aril
probably from New Latin arillus, from Medieval Latin, raisin, grape seed
First Known Use: 1794See Words from the same year
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