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Pericarp   Listen

The ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary.  Synonym: seed vessel.

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... will bear fruit within seven years after the young tree is planted. The fruit comes in what is called a regime, which resembles a huge bunch of grapes. It is a thick cluster of palm fruit. Each fruit is about the size of a large date. The outer portion, the pericarp, is almost entirely yellow oil encased in a thick skin. Imbedded in this oil is the kernel, which contains an even finer oil. The fruit is boiled down and the kernel, after a drying process, is exported in bags to ...
— An African Adventure • Isaac F. Marcosson

Words linked to "Pericarp" :   stone, bur, cover, covering, exocarp, pit, burr, capsule, epicarp, endocarp, mesocarp, natural covering, seed

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