1785. From nl. arillus (compare modern French arille), from Medieval Latin arilli. Noun

aril (plural arils)

  1. (botany) A tissue surrounding the seed in certain fruits such as pomegranates.
  • French: arille
  • German: Arillus, Samenmantel
  • Italian: arillo
  • Portuguese: arilo
  • Russian: ари́ллус
  • Spanish: arilo

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