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drupe (druːp



  1. an indehiscent fruit consisting of outer epicarp, fleshy or fibrous mesocarp, and stony endocarp enclosing a single seed, as in the peach, plum, and cherry

Derived Forms

drupaceous (druːˈpeɪʃəs   adjective

Word Origin

C18: from Latin druppa wrinkled overripe olive, from Greek: olive


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