One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fruit formed from several carpels derived from the same flower, e.g. a raspberry.
- ‘A blackberry is made up of many tiny, rounded, shiny berries stuck together - an aggregate fruit.’
- ‘They do not arise from a single flower as in aggregate fruits like raspberries and blackberries.’
- ‘Tayberry fruit, like that of the raspberry and blackberry, is an aggregate fruit consisting of a collection of drupelets.’
- ‘Strawberry and blackberry are also aggregate fruits with the addition of an edible, enlarged receptacle.’
- ‘Although I well knew, of course, that in technical botanical language, the blackberry is not a berry at all, but an aggregate fruit of numerous drupelets.’
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