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A fruit formed from carpels derived from several flowers, such as a pineapple.
- ‘The resulting multiple fruit is derived from 1,500 to 2,000 flowers and develops mainly from the persistent perianth.’
- ‘The multiple fruit consists of small drupes or achenes grouped together in a single unit, and is usually round or oval shaped.’
- ‘Other multiple fruits include the pineapple and a large-leaved relative of the houseplant called philodendron.’
- ‘In addition, aggregate fruits are derived from several ovules in the same fruit, while multiple fruits are derived from the ovaries of more than one flower, i.e., from an inflorescence.’
- ‘The vase-shaped multiple fruit of a fig is sometimes called a syconium.’
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