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seedpod

[seed-pod] /ˈsidˌpɒd/
noun
1.
a seed vessel or dehiscent fruit that splits when ripe.
Origin
1710-1720
1710-20
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  • Opium is the brown, gummy exudate of the incised, unripe seedpod of the opium poppy.
  • The distinctive bright-colored flowers appear after three months, and the petals fall away to expose the round seedpod.
  • As a result, the outside cells of the seedpod lose water and shrink more than the cells lining the seedpod.
  • The seedpod generally stays attached to the tree limb over winter.
  • The shape and color of the mature seedpod gives rise to the common name of cigar tree.
  • It is processed from morphine, the naturally occurring substance extracted from the seedpod of certain varieties of poppy plants.
  • Opium is a naturally occurring substance that is extracted from the seedpod of the opium poppy.
  • Opium is the brown, gummy exudate of the incised, unripe seedpod of the opium poppy.
  • The seedpod is constricted between each seed, forming a distinct outline around each seed.

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