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Definitions of drupe

  1. fleshy indehiscent fruit with a single seed: e.g. almond; peach; plum; cherry; elderberry; olive; jujube Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A fruit consisting of pulpy, coriaceous, or fibrous exocarp, without valves, containing a nut or stone with a kernel. The exocarp is succulent in the plum, cherry, apricot, peach, etc.; dry and subcoriaceous in the almond; and fibrous in the cocoanut. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A succulent indehiscent fruit, in which the pericarp is fleshy and the endocarp indurated, containing the seed within, such as a cherry. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  4. A fleshy fruit containing a stone, as the plum, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. A succulent fruit containing a stone with a kernel, as the plum, peach, &c.; a stone fruit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. In bot., a fleshy or pulpy fruit without valves, containing a hard stony kernel, as the plum, cherry, or peach; a stone-fruit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. A superior, one-celled fruit with one or two seeds and a fleshy sarcocarp, a hard endocarp and the pericarp separable into its component parts. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  8. [Greek] A superior, one-celled fruit with one or two seeds and the pericarp differentiated into a thin epicarp, a fleshy sarcocarp, and a hard endocarp, as of plum. na
  9. dr[=oo]p, n. a fleshy fruit containing a stone, as the plum, &c.--adj. DRUP[=A]'CEOUS, producing or pertaining to drupes or stone-fruits.--n. DRUP'EL, a little drupe. [L. drupa--Gr. dryppa, an over-ripe olive--drypep[=e]s, ripened on the tree, from drys, a tree, and peptein, to cook; cf. drupet[=e]s--drys, and piptein, to fall.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  10. Stone-fruit, fleshy or pulpy fruit enclosing stone or nut with kernel, as olive, plum, cherry. Hence drupaceous a. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  11. n. [Latin] A pulpy pericarp or fruit, without valves, containing a nut or stone with a kernel. Cabinet Dictionary

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