epi·​carp ˈe-pi-ˌkärp How to pronounce epicarp (audio)
plural epicarps
: the outermost layer of the pericarp of a fruit : exocarp

Word History


French épicarpe, from épi- epi- + -carpe -carp

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of epicarp was in 1819

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Cite this Entry

“Epicarp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epicarp. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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