Noun Achenium Definition and Examples


Noun:

Achenium

Pronunciation:

/əˈkiːnɪəm/

Definition:
1.

noun

Achene.
    ((n.) A small, dry, indehiscent fruit, containing a single seed, as in the buttercup; -- called a naked seed by the earlier botanists.)


    Origin:
    Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Lindley (1799–1865), botanist and horticulturist. From scientific Latin achaenium from ancient Greek ἀ- + χαίνειν to gape + scientific Latin -ium.

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