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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.
arilA specialised fleshy outgrowth from the funiculus (the attachment point of a seed), which covers or is attached to the seed in some plants.
n a fleshy, often colorful and edible covering that surrounds immature seeds in many plant species.