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aril

Definitions

  • Aril
    Aril
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n aril fleshy and usually brightly colored cover of some seeds that develops from the ovule stalk and partially or entirely envelopes the seed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aril (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. The mace of the nutmeg is also an aril.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aril In botany, a term variously applied to the accessory coverings or appendages of seeds. It is sometimes used in a general sense, without regard to form or place of origin, and includes the strophiole, caruncle, and arillode (see these words); but it is usually limited to a more or less nearly complete seed-covering which originates from the funiculus near the hilum, or from the placenta when there is no funiculus. Also arillus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Aril a peculiar covering of the seed of some plants, formed by an expansion of the cord (funiculus) which attaches the ovule to the placenta, or of the placenta itself
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From LL. arilli, dry grapes, perh. fr. L. aridus, dry: cf. F,. arille,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. arillus.

Usage

In literature:

By the end of Aril, the several armies seemed to be ready, and the general forward movement on Corinth began.
"The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Complete" by William T. Sherman
By the end of Aril, the several armies seemed to be ready, and the general forward movement on Corinth began.
"Memoirs of Three Civil War Generals, Complete" by U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan
By the end of Aril, the several armies seemed to be ready, and the general forward movement on Corinth began.
"The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Vol. I., Part 2" by William T. Sherman
Special outgrowths, arils, of the seed-coat are of frequent occurrence.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
It is attached to the placenta by the funicle f, cellular prolongations from which form an aril a a.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
This aril or husk is the mace of commerce, while the true nutmeg is the center or hard seed (nut).
"The Nut Culturist" by Andrew S. Fuller
Pod with few to many crested or arilled seeds.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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In news:

1/2 cup arils(Pom Seeds) 2 Pears peeled, cored and sliced 1 tsp lemon juice 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks 1 orange peeled and sectioned 1 TBSP sliced fresh mint 2 cups mixed field greens(spring mix, mesculine mix) salt and pepper to taste.
USA POM POMS are a convenient, ready to eat package of ruby red pomegranate arils-the fleshy, sweet portion of the fruit that's consumed.
The foodservice industry continues to help build awareness and trial for fresh pomegranates by showcasing the many ways in which arils (the red seeds) can be incorporated into traditional fall and winter menus.
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