from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The outer protective covering of a seed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, the covering of a seed, usually the testa, or exterior coat.

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  • noun The protective outer cover of a seed

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

  • noun protective outer layer of seeds of flowering plants


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