Definition of Key fruit

1. Noun. A winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple.

Exact synonyms: Key, Samara
Generic synonyms: Achene

Lexicographical Neighbors of Key Fruit

key-in-lock manoeuvre
key attachment
key binding
key bindings
key bit
key card
key cards
key chain
key chains
key exchange
key exchanges
key fob
key fobs
key fruit (current term)
key grip
key grips
key in
key into
key lime
key log
key logger
key loggers
key off
key out
key palm
key pattern
key performance indicator
key press

Literary usage of Key fruit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Young Folks' Cyclopædia of Common Things by John Denison Champlin (1884)
"The ash and elm are single ones, but the maple is double and has two wings, as shown in the picture. Key-fruit Single -Ash. All these kinds of fruits, ..."

2. Elements of Biology: A Practical Text-book Correlating Botany, Zoology, and by George William Hunter (1907)
"It is the key fruit or samara. In this key fruit of maple. Grain; spikes of ripened flowers. case the pericarp has lengthened into a long wing. ..."

3. General Botany for Universities and Colleges by Hiram Delos Densmore (1920)
"... or key fruit (elm) (two carpels) (four carpels) Samara, or key fruit (maple) Drupe, or stone fruit (peach) FIG. 221. Different kinds of fruits Pome ..."

4. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "Lessons in Botany by Asa Gray (1887)
"... is called the CUPULE. In the Chestnut the cupule forms the bur ; in the Hazel, a leafy husk. 365. A Samara, or Key-fruit, is either a nut or an ..."

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