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Seed casing

Answer for the clue “Seed casing”, 4 letters:
aril

Alternative clues for the word aril

Relative of a husk

Edible part of a litchi

Fleshy and usually brightly colored cover of some seeds that develops from the ovule stalk and partially or entirely envelopes the seed

Extra protection for some seeds

A spore is at its core

Word definitions for aril in dictionaries

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Aril \Ar”il\, ||Arillus \A*ril”lus\, n. [From LL. arilli dry grapes, perh. fr. L. aridus dry: cf. F,. arille.] (Bot.) A exterior covering, forming a false coat or appendage to a seed, as the loose, transparent bag inclosing the seed of the white water lily.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. A tissue surrounding the seed in certain fruits such as pomegranates.

Douglas Harper’s Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper’s Etymology Dictionary
“accessory covering of seeds,” 1794, from Modern Latin arillus , from Medieval Latin arilli , Spanish arillos “dried grapes, raisins.”

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. fleshy and usually brightly colored cover of some seeds that develops from the ovule stalk and partially or entirely envelopes the seed

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
An aril (pronounced ), also called an arillus , is a specialized outgrowth from a seed that partly or completely covers the seed. An arillode or false aril is sometimes distinguished: whereas an aril grows from the attachment point of the seed to the ovary.

Usage examples of aril.

Shiel seemed the most angry, but Aril and Ooryl insulated him from the individuals on either side so no violence broke out.

Even he had celebrated, albeit a bit subdued, because Aril Nunb had been found alive and nearly well in Invisec.

Curious by nature, Aril had studied the Federate register between watches.

Even from this angle, Aril could see that several steering units had been blown off.

We’re still one pilot light, but Aril Nunb rejoined us temporArily for yesterday’s celebration.

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Last Seen In:

  • King Syndicate – Premier Sunday – February 07, 2016
  • Universal – June 07, 2014
  • Netword – June 07, 2014
  • New York Times – March 16, 2014

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