pedicel

[ ped-uh-suh l, -sel ]SEE DEFINITION OF pedicel
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The berries are very persistent, clinging to the pedicel long after ripe.

In other instances it is due to an adhesion of the pedicel to the side of the fruit.

The berries are quite persistent, hanging to the pedicel some time after ripe.

Pedicel, the stalk of each particular flower of a cluster, 73.

A slight injury of either berry or pedicel permits the spores of the fungus causing decay to gain entrance into the fruit.

Clusters medium in size, tapering; pedicel slender with a few small warts; brush slender, tinged with red.

Clusters variable in size and length, often single-shouldered; pedicel long, slender; brush small, pale green.

Clusters large, broad, heavily shouldered; pedicel thick; brush green.

Clusters short, cylindrical, single-shouldered; pedicel long with few small warts; brush green.

Clusters of medium size with from six to fifteen berries which cling well to the pedicel.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, from Modern Latin pedicellus, diminutive of pediculus (see pedicle).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PEDICEL

stalk

nounstem of plant
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