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Webster 1913 Edition


Pyrena


Py-re′na

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Noun.
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pl.
Pyrenæ
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[NL., fr. Gr. [GREEK], the stone of fruit.]
(Bot.)
A nutlet resembling a seed, or the kernel of a drupe.
Gray.

Definition 2022


pyrena

pyrena

English

Noun

pyrena (plural pyrenae)

  1. (botany) A nutlet resembling a seed, or the kernel of a drupe
    • 1848, Samuel Frederick Gray, Gray's Supplement to the Pharmacopoeia
      [] pericarp drupaceous, or baccate, 1—4 nuts (pyrena), which are sometimes enclosed in an utricular membrane []

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