One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Resembling or relating to a perithecium (pyrenocarp). Of a lichen: possessing a perithecium.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in William Allport Leighton (1805–1889), botanist. From ancient Greek πυρήν fruit-stone + -o- + -carpous.
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