etaerio noun

  1. an aggregate fruit, as one consisting of drupes (raspberry) or achenes (traveller’s joy)

Word Origin for etaerio C19: from French etairion, from Greek hetaireia association Examples from the Web for etaerio Historical Examples of etaerio

  • In the raspberry and bramble several small drupes or drupels are aggregated so as to constitute an etaerio.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3


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