drupelet

noun
drupe·​let | \ ˈdrü-plət How to pronounce drupelet (audio) \

Definition of drupelet

: a small drupe specifically : one of the individual parts of an aggregate fruit (such as the raspberry)

Examples of drupelet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When weather is dry, sunny, breezy and hot, some of the drupelets may be scalded. Ellen Nibali, baltimoresun.com, "Garden Q&A: On scalded raspberries and how high to cut the lawn," 8 Aug. 2019 This is white drupelet disorder, which is a fancy way of saying sunscald. Ellen Nibali, baltimoresun.com, "Garden Q&A: On scalded raspberries and how high to cut the lawn," 8 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of drupelet

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Drupelet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drupelet. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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