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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. fruit of such plants as the plantain; a capsule whose upper part falls off when the seeds are released;
[syn: pyxidium, pyxis]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pyxidium \Pyx*id"i*um\, n.; pl. Pyxidia. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, dim. a ? a box. See Pyx.] (Bot.) (a) A pod which divides circularly into an upper and lower half, of which the former acts as a kind of lid, as in the pimpernel and purslane. (b) The theca of mosses. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pyxidium n 1: fruit of such plants as the plantain; a capsule whose upper part falls off when the seeds are released [syn: pyxidium, pyxis]