nuculanium

noun

nu·​cu·​la·​ni·​um
ˌn(y)ükyəˈlānēəm
variants or less commonly nuculane
ˈ⸗⸗ˌlān
plural nuculania
-ēə
also nuculanes
: an indehiscent fleshy fruit (as the grape) resembling a berry except in being superior

Word History

Etymology

nuculanium from New Latin, from Latin nucula nutlet + connective -n- + New Latin -ium; nuculane from New Latin nuculanium

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“Nuculanium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nuculanium. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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