plural repla
: a thin false dissepiment separating the two valves of some fruits (as siliques and some legumes) from which the valves fall away at maturity

Word History


Latin, part of a door (probably bolt for covering the gap in a folding door), from replēre to fill up

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“Replum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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