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Aggregate fruit

aggregate fruit
aggregate fruit
A fruit, such as a raspberry or a strawberry, that consists of multiple ripened ovaries of a single flower, borne together on a common receptacle. Compare accessory fruit, multiple fruit, simple fruit.


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