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drupe

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noun \ˈdrüp\

Definition of drupe

  1. :  a one-seeded indehiscent fruit having a hard bony endocarp, a fleshy mesocarp, and a thin exocarp that is flexible (as in the cherry) or dry and almost leathery (as in the almond)



Origin of drupe

New Latin drupa, from Latin, overripe olive, from Greek dryppa olive


First Known Use: circa 1753


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