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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cary·op·sis /ˌkæriˈɑpsəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Car·y·op·sis n.; pl. Caryopses   Bot. A one-celled, dry, indehiscent fruit, with a thin membranous pericarp, adhering closely to the seed, so that fruit and seed are incorporated in one body, forming a single grain, as of wheat, barley, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : dry seedlike fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g.
          wheat, barley, Indian corn [syn: grain]
      [also: caryopsides (pl), caryopses (pl)]