arilloid


arilloid
\\ˈarəˌlȯid\ adjective
Etymology: aril + -oid
: resembling an aril

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arˈilloid adjective
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Main Entry:aril

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  • arilloid — ar·il·loid …   English syllables

  • aril — arilloid, adj. /ar il/, n. Bot. a usually fleshy appendage or covering of certain seeds, as of the bittersweet, Celastrus scandens, or the nutmeg. [1785 95; < NL arillus; ML: grape seed, prob. erroneously for armillus, with same sense; cf. Upper… …   Universalium