plural -s
: a dry dehiscent fruit characteristic of plants of the family Umbelliferae that consists of two indehiscent oneseeded mericarps which split apart at maturity and remain pendent from the summit of the carpophore

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary cremo- (from Greek kremannynai to hang) + -carp; probably originally formed as French crémocarpe

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“Cremocarp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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