key fruit

key fruit
noun
a winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple
Syn: ↑samara, ↑key
Hypernyms: ↑achene

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noun
Etymology: so called from its growing in bunches suggesting a hanging bunch of keys

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Bot.
a samara.

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key fruit,
Botany. a dry, winged fruit; samara: »

The seeds of the maple are in key fruits.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Key fruit — (Bot.) A samara. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • key-fruit — keyˈ fruit noun A winged fruit of a tree • • • Main Entry: ↑key …   Useful english dictionary

  • key fruit — n. a dry, winged fruit, as of the maple, ash, or elm, containing the seed or seeds; samara …   English World dictionary

  • key fruit — Bot. a samara. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Key — (k[=e]), n. [OE. keye, key, kay, AS. c[ae]g.] 1. An instrument by means of which the bolt of a lock is shot or drawn; usually, a removable metal instrument fitted to the mechanism of a particular lock and operated by turning in its place. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Key bolt — Key Key (k[=e]), n. [OE. keye, key, kay, AS. c[ae]g.] 1. An instrument by means of which the bolt of a lock is shot or drawn; usually, a removable metal instrument fitted to the mechanism of a particular lock and operated by turning in its place …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Key bugle — Key Key (k[=e]), n. [OE. keye, key, kay, AS. c[ae]g.] 1. An instrument by means of which the bolt of a lock is shot or drawn; usually, a removable metal instrument fitted to the mechanism of a particular lock and operated by turning in its place …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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