pericarp etymology

English word pericarp comes from Ancient Greek περί, Ancient Greek καρπός, and later Latin pericarpium (Pod, husk, shell.)

Detailed word origin of pericarp

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
περί Ancient Greek (grc)
καρπός Ancient Greek (grc)
περικάρπιον Ancient Greek (grc)
pericarpium New Latin (la-new)
pericarpium Latin (lat) Pod, husk, shell.
péricarpe French (fra) Pericarp.
pericarp English (eng) (botany) The outermost layer, or skin, of a ripe fruit or ovary.. (rare, figurative) The outer layer of any thing.

Words with the same origin as pericarp

Descendants of περί
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Descendants of καρπός
-carpic achaenocarp amphicarpic angiocarpian carpal carpo- carpus cystocarp epicarp exocarp monocarpic