exocarp

noun
exo·​carp | \ ˈek-sō-ˌkärp How to pronounce exocarp (audio) \

Definition of exocarp

: the outermost layer of the pericarp of a fruit — see endocarp illustration

First Known Use of exocarp

circa 1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Exocarp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exocarp. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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