any small, dry, indehiscent fruit, as the strawberry, with one seed which is attached to the ovary wall at only one point
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.