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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Its leaves are thin, glossy, and light green in color, while the fruit is an aggregate fruit which is composed of many smaller fruits called drupes.
Pitanga cherry is a red aggregate fruit, the size of a plum, with an acid taste and somewhat sour.
Another type of fruit is an aggregate fruit, which is comprised of a single receptacle (base of the flower) with masses of similar fruitlets (for example, blackberries and strawberries).
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