schizocarp

noun
schizo·​carp | \ ˈski-zə-ˌkärp How to pronounce schizocarp (audio) , ˈskit-sə-\

Definition of schizocarp

: a dry compound fruit that splits at maturity into several indehiscent one-seeded carpels

First Known Use of schizocarp

1870, in the meaning defined above

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