A fruit, such as the pear or strawberry, that develops from a ripened ovary or ovaries but also has tissue derived from part of the plant outside the ovary. In pears and other pomes, the edible flesh is a swollen part of the stem, and the fruit is the seed-bearing core. In the strawberry, the receptacle is fleshy, and the fruits are achenes embedded in its surface.
(Bot.) A fleshy fruit, as an apple or pear, having united carpels surrounded by a fleshy, usually edible receptacle
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(Bot.) A fruit derived from a single carpel or from the united carpels of a single flower
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