A pouch like structure of a plant that encloses the seeds.

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  • seedcase — [sēdkās΄] n. SEED VESSEL …   English World dictionary

  • seedcase — /seed kays /, n. a seed capsule; pericarp. [1670 80; SEED + CASE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • seedcase — n. shell or fruit containing seeds, vessel for seeds …   English contemporary dictionary

  • seedcase — seed•case [[t]ˈsidˌkeɪs[/t]] n. bot a seed capsule; pericarp • Etymology: 1670–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • seedcase — noun the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves) • Syn: ↑pod, ↑cod • Derivationally related forms: ↑pod (for: ↑pod) • Hypernyms: ↑husk …   Useful english dictionary

  • bivalve — bivalvular /buy val vyeuh leuhr/, adj. /buy valv /, n. 1. Also called lamellibranch. Zool. any mollusk, as the oyster, clam, scallop, or mussel, of the class Bivalvia, having two shells hinged together, a soft body, and lamellate gills. adj. 2.… …   Universalium

  • naked seed — noun A gymnosperm seed, which isnt enclosed in a plant ovary Most seedeaters have strong, typically shaped bills See Also: seedcake, seedcase, seed coat, seedeater, seeder, seed fern …   Wiktionary

  • hard-bill — noun A bird species which has a hard, strong bill, to feed (mainly) on seeds and/or nuts As the ultimate hard bills, woodpeckers even use their steel hard bill to drill homes in solid trees Syn: seedeater Ant: soft bill See A …   Wiktionary

  • seedful — adjective full of , richly bearing seed See Also: seedcake, seedcase, seedcoat, seedeater, seeder, seed fern, seed leaf, seedling, seedpod …   Wiktionary

  • fern seed — noun The asexual, dustlike spores of a fern which resemble seeds Superstition held fern seed renders one invisible See Also: seedcake, seedcase, seed coat, seedeater, seeder, seed fern …   Wiktionary

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