A fruit that incorporates, in addition to the ovary wall, other parts of the flower, such as the receptacle (e.g. strawberry).
Synonym: false fruit

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  • Pseudocarp — Pseu do*carp, n. [Pseudo + Gr. ? fruit.] (Bot.) That portion of an anthocarpous fruit which is not derived from the ovary, as the soft part of a strawberry or of a fig. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pseudocarp — PSEUDOCÁRP s. n. fruct fals în formarea căruia participă, în afară de ovar, şi alte părţi florale. (< lat. pseudocarpus) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • pseudocarp — [so͞o′də kärp΄] n. [ PSEUDO + CARP] FALSE FRUIT pseudocarpous adj …   English World dictionary

  • pseudocarp — pseudocarpous, adj. /sooh deuh kahrp /, n. See accessory fruit. [1825 35; PSEUDO + CARP] * * * …   Universalium

  • pseudocarp — noun technical term for false fruit. Origin C19: from pseudo + Gk karpos fruit …   English new terms dictionary

  • pseudocarp — pseu·do·carp …   English syllables

  • pseudocarp — pseu•do•carp [[t]ˈsu dəˌkɑrp[/t]] n. bot accessory fruit • Etymology: 1825–35 pseu do•car′pous, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • pseudocarp — /ˈsjudoʊkap/ (say syoohdohkahp) noun a fruit which includes other parts besides the mature ovary and its contents, as the apple, pineapple, etc. {pseudo + carp} –pseudocarpous /sjudoʊˈkapəs/ (say syoohdoh kahpuhs), adjective …  

  • pseudocarp —   n. fruit, as apple, comprising more than mere seeds.    ♦ pseudocarpous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • pseudocarp — n. a fruit formed from parts other than the ovary, e.g. the strawberry or fig. Etymology: PSEUDO + Gk karpos fruit …   Useful english dictionary

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