drupe

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a stone-fruit; a fruit in which the outer part of the pericarp becomes fleshy or softens like a berry, while the inner hardens like a nut, forming a stone with a kernel, as the plum, cherry, apricot, and peach.

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‘Drupe’ comes from the Greek ‘druppa,’ olive, which is possibly an alteration of ‘drupepes,’ ripened on the tree.

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