accessory fruit definition

  • noun:
    • A fruit, for instance the pear or strawberry, that develops from a ripened ovary or ovaries but includes a significant portion produced by nonovarian muscle. Also known as untrue fresh fruit, pseudocarp.
    • A fruit which include muscle not produced by the ovary but from some adjacent tissue, in terms of instance, a strawberry.
    • good fresh fruit containing much fleshy tissue besides that of the ripened ovary; as apple or strawberry

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