aggregate fruit

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aggregate fruit

a fruit consisting of a collection of simple fruits, derived from a flower with several free CARPELS. An example is the blackberry.
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Fossils of simple- and compound-dogwood fruits, collected at European sites, can be distinguished by their shape: The stone of the simple fruit is ovoid whereas the stone of a compound fruit is asymmetrical and tapered.
The change from a simple to a compound fruit must be linked to the dispersal of the seeds, Eyde says.
Eyde is studying a subgroup of dogwoods that includes the common North American flowering dogwood, which bears the simple fruits, and the Asian dogwoods, which bear the sweet compound fruits.