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An outgrowth of the funiculus in certain seeds that either remains as an appendage or envelops the seed.
(also caruncle), an appendage of a seed. Arils, which are usually succulent and fleshy, attract birds and ants that distribute the seeds. Some types of arils are called arillodes and arilli.