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Definition of "seed-vessel" []

  • In botany, the pericarp which contains the seeds. See cuts under dehiscence, flax, and follicle. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "seed-vessel" in a sentence
  • "He has also found a new rose of a beautiful description, having thorns on its branches, and a seed-vessel resembling a gherkin."
  • "This family of plants possesses seed-vessels which remain firmly shut on their contents while the soil is hot and dry, and thus preserve the vegetative power intact during the highest heat of the torrid sun; but when rain falls, the seed-vessel opens and sheds its contents just when there is the greatest probability of their vegetating."
  • "Red or cayenne pepper is obtained by grinding the scarlet pod or seed-vessel of a tropical plant that is now cultivated in all parts of the world."