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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The three major types of fruits are simple fruits, aggregate fruits, and multiple fruits.
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).
Everyone loves berries - be they strawberries, raspberries or blackberries - even if, to a botanist, what often pass for berries are not berries at all, but aggregate fruits.
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