schizo·​carp ˈski-zə-ˌkärp How to pronounce schizocarp (audio)
: a dry compound fruit that splits at maturity into several indehiscent one-seeded carpels

Word History


schizo- + -carp, probably after New Latin Schizocarpum, a genus of flowering plants

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of schizocarp was in 1870

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

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