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    #1

    woody wall

    nut
    a dry one-seeded indehiscent fruit that usually possesses a woody wall
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    Hello,
    What does 'woody wall' mean in respect to nuts?


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    #2

    Re: woody wall

    The shell.

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    Re: woody wall

    I learnt a new word today - indehiscent.
    Last edited by 5jj; 30-Mar-2014 at 23:01.

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    #4

    Re: woody wall

    Me, too.

    That's why nutcrackers were invented.

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    #5

    Re: woody wall

    In medicine, the term "dehiscence" is used to describe the splitting open of a surgical wound.

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    Re: woody wall

    Not a doctor/vet.

    I have been known to split an infinitive, but never to split open a surgical wound, which probably explains my unfamiliarity with the word.

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    #7

    Re: woody wall

    Splitting an infinitive causes fewer problems.

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    #8

    Re: woody wall

    I am not a teacher.

    To boldly dehisce where no nut has dehisced before.

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    Re: woody wall

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In medicine, the term "dehiscence" is used to describe the splitting open of a surgical wound.
    Not by the patients.

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