the outer integument of a seed.
the nontechnical name for testa
The outer protective covering of a seed. The seed coat develops from the integument of the ovule. Also called testa.
noun 1. coral fragments used for jewelry. noun 1. small pieces of coral used in jewellery, etc
noun 1. ears or kernels of corn set apart as seed. noun 1. the good quality ears or kernels of corn that are used as seed 2. assets or investments that are expected to provide profits in the future
noun 1. any of numerous small, tropical American finches, especially of the genus Sporophila.
noun, plural seeds (especially collectively) seed. 1. the fertilized, matured ovule of a flowering plant, containing an embryo or rudimentary plant. 2. any propagative part of a plant, including tubers, bulbs, etc., especially as preserved for growing a new crop. 3. such parts collectively. 4. any similar small part or fruit. 5. Dialect. pit2 . […]
noun 1. a person or thing that seeds. 2. any of various apparatus for sowing seeds in the ground, ranging from simple devices that deposit seed evenly over a plot of land to complex machines that prepare a hole in the earth, insert a seed or seeds at the proper depth, and cover the hole […]