noun cyp·se·la \ˈsipsələ\

Definition of cypsela



  1. :  an achene developed from an inferior bicarpellary ovary fused with the calyx tube (as in the sunflower)

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Origin and Etymology of cypsela

New Latin, from Greek kypselē hollow vessel, chest, box; akin to Greek kyphos bent, crooked — more at cyphella

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capable of being understood in two ways

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