feeding on fruit; fruit-eating.
(zoology) feeding on fruit: carpophagous bats
a slender prolongation of the floral axis, bearing the carpels of some compound fruits, as in many plants of the parsley family. Mycology. the fruiting body of the higher fungi. Historical Examples Fruit (cremocarp) of Osmorrhiza; the two akene-like ripe carpels separating at maturity from a slender axis or carpophore. The Elements of Botany Asa […]
an epithet of both Demeter and her daughter, Persephone, meaning “fruit-bearer.”. Historical Examples Yes, Carpophorus must pay For the trouble that this gives me. The Two Lovers of Heaven: Chrysanthus and Daria Pedro Calderon de la Barca Which of these dark caves is that In whose gloom Carpophorus dwelleth? ‘ The Two Lovers of Heaven: […]
carpoptosis carpoptosis car·pop·to·sis (kär’pŏp-tō’sĭs) or car·pop·to·sia (-tō’zhə, -zē-ə) n. See wrist-drop.
a roofed, wall-less shed, usually projecting from the side of a building, used as a shelter for an automobile. Contemporary Examples So I was there, on the step to the door to the carport, looking down at the box, feeling guilty for renting it. Speak, Faulty Memory: Why Memoir Writing Is Harder Than You Think […]