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Acorn

A nut with a persistent, cup-like structure (cupule) attached at the base consisting of numerous partially fused, overlapping, dry bracts, as in oaks (Quercus).

Scope: Fruits
Type: type
URL: http://www.ibiblio.org/openkey/searchform2.php
Reference: modified from K&P, p. 11

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