Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Etserio (from the Greek hetairia, a brotherhood), a term applied to polycarpellary apocarpous fruits, in which the numerous separate carpels may Be either dry and indehiscent one-seeded "achenes," as in the buttercups, cinquefoils, strawberry, and rose; dry but dehiscent and many-seeded "follicles," -as in columbine, hellebore, and magnolia; or succulent "drupels," or miniature drupes, as in raspberry and blackberry. [Fruit.]