Definition of drupe
: 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)
Recent Examples of drupe from the Web
Stone fruit, also called drupes, include such summer favorites as peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots and cherries as well as all their crosses such as pluots and apriums.
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Origin and Etymology of drupe
New Latin drupa, from Latin, overripe olive, from Greek dryppa olive
First Known Use: circa 1753See Words from the same year
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