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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Raspberries are aggregate fruits, meaning they are made up of a grouping of smaller, seed-containing fruits that surround a hollow cavity Though red raspberries are most common, there are many color varieties such as black, purple, orange, yellow, and true to folklore, white.
Aggregate fruits are formed from many separate carpels (ovaries) of a single flower, as in the strawberry, raspberry and blackberry.
Oh no, strawberries are aggregate fruits) I could see our vet student's eyes glaze over.
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