[ US /əˈkin/ ]
  1. small dry indehiscent fruit with the seed distinct from the fruit wall
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  • I want to stop smelling the basal stipules, pinnate leaflets, hypanthium and achenes. Yolanda Reid Chassiakos: A Rose By Any Other Name
  • After fertilization, several achenes are produced per capitulum, and seeds are wind-dispersed.
  • A second sample of 50 randomly chosen achenes of each capitular type was used to determine achene weight, achene dimensions and pappus length.
  • Fruit: A small achene tipped with long feathery white bristles Find Me A Cure
  • Above the ground she stores it in drupe and pome and berry, nut and nutlet and achene, and below the ground in rootstock and rhizome, corm and tuber, pumping them full with strokes quick and strong in these grand climacteric days of the summer. Some Summer Days in Iowa
  • Fruits of this species are glabrous achenes, with sepals modified into plumose bristles and are frequently wind-dispersed.
  • The achenes are terete, narrowed at the base, 5 x 0 • 7 mm, ribbed and black, with a basal tuft of hairs and a pappus consisting of five ovate, petal-like scales.
  • These are called achenes, and each achene is an individual fruit containing a single seed. Archive 2006-03-01
  • Fruit a trigonous, biconvex, or biconcave achene; seed with straight or curved embryo and copious endosperm. Find Me A Cure
  • Both species have abundant seed-set and some very effective means for dispersal through achene adhesion to cloth, animal fur or wool Fig. The Volokh Conspiracy » “Two New Alien Species of Bidens Have Been Recorded in Bulgaria”
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