achene[ā kēn′, ə-]
any small, dry, indehiscent fruit with one seed which is attached to the ovary wall only at one point, as the strawberry
Origin of acheneModern Latin achenium ; from Classical Greek a-, not + chainein, to gape: see yawn
A small, dry, indehiscent one-seeded fruit with a thin wall, as in a sunflower.
Origin of acheneNew Latin achēnium : Greek a-, without; see a–1 + Greek khainein, to yawn.
achenes on a strawberry
Early botanists referred to achenes as naked seeds.