Caryopsis

Car`y*op"sis

(?), n.;
pl. Caryopses (#).
[NL., fr. gr. hut, kernel + sight, form.] (Bot.) A one-celled, dry, indehiscent fruit, with a thin membranous pericarp, adhering closely to the seed, so that fruit and seed are incorporated in one body, forming a single grain, as of wheat, barley, etc.
[1913 Webster]

Ca"sa

(?), n. [Sp. or It., fr. L. casa cabin.] A house or mansion. [Sp. Amer. & Phil. Islands]

I saw that Enriquez had made no attempt to modernize the old casa, and that even the garden was left in its lawless native luxuriance.
Bret Harte.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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