aril

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aril

a botanical term used to denote an accessory seed coating that may form a fleshy, cuplike structure around the immature seed (ovule), as in yew and nutmeg. The aril is often brightly colored and edible.

aril

A specialised fleshy outgrowth from the funiculus (the attachment point of a seed), which covers or is attached to the seed in some plants.

aril (arˑ·l),

n a fleshy, often colorful and edible covering that surrounds immature seeds in many plant species.