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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The nutritive tissue within seeds of flowering plants, surrounding and absorbed by the embryo.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. tissue surrounding the embryo of flowering plant seeds, that provides nutrition to the developing embryo; usually triploid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The albumen of a seed; -- limited by recent writers to that formed within the embryo sac.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, the albumen of the seed; the substance stored in the ovule or seed about the embryo for its early nourishment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. nutritive tissue surrounding the embryo within seeds of flowering plants

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