indehiscent

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in- +‎ dehiscent

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indehiscent (not comparable)

  1. (botany) Not dehiscing when mature; not dehiscent.
    The farmer wants indehiscent heads of a cereal which can be gathered without shedding their grain.
    • 2006, A. E. Stallings, "Olives", The New Criterion, Volume 24, June 2006, page 28.
      A rich and dark and indehiscent meat

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