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dry fruits [3]click to hear

Fruits with usually edible seeds, surrounded by a single dry, somewhat rigid layer.
dry fruits [3] husk section of a hazelnut stigma achene pericarp seed bract cupule section of a walnut partition green walnut shell

husk click to hear

Fleshy covering, first green then changing to brown, that protects the walnut shell. The husk is used to produce a stain that makes white wood look like walnut.

section of a hazelnut click to hear

The fruit of the hazelnut tree, the hazelnut is an achene; its pericarp is covered by a cupule.

stigma click to hear

Visible remnant of the flower’s stigma, now withered, forming a point at the fruit’s base.

achene click to hear

Small dry fruit containing a single seed not fused to the pericarp; when ripe, the achene cannot split unaided to release its seed.

pericarp click to hear

seed click to hear

Structure formed by the development of a fertile ovule; it contains an embryo and nutrient reserves that enable a new plant to grow.

bract click to hear

Little leaf, smaller than the plant’s other leaves, attached to the peduncle of the flower or fruit.

cupule click to hear

Thin scaly or prickly casing made of fused bracts; it partially or completely covers the hazelnut.

section of a walnut click to hear

The fruit of the walnut tree is the nut, which has an edible seed; its stone, or shell, is surrounded by a fleshy husk.

partition click to hear

Membranous barrier that divides the walnut kernel into sections.

green walnut click to hear

Kernel of the walnut, divided into two main sections by the partition.

shell click to hear

Hard fibrous ovoid casing that covers and protects the green walnut.