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drupe

 (dro͞op)
n.
A fleshy fruit, such as a peach, plum, or cherry, usually having a single hard stone that encloses a seed. Also called stone fruit.

[Latin drūpa, druppa, overripe olive, from Greek druppā, olive, possibly alteration of drupepēs, ripened on the tree : drūs, dru-, tree; see deru- in Indo-European roots + peptein, pep-, to ripen; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.]

drupe

(druːp)
n
(Botany) an indehiscent fruit consisting of outer epicarp, fleshy or fibrous mesocarp, and stony endocarp enclosing a single seed, as in the peach, plum, and cherry
[C18: from Latin druppa wrinkled overripe olive, from Greek: olive]
drupaceous adj

drupe

(drup)

n.
any fruit consisting of an outer skin, a usu. pulpy and succulent middle layer, and a hard and woody inner shell usu. enclosing a single seed, as a peach, cherry, or plum.
[1745–55; < Latin drūpa, druppa overripe olive < Greek drýppa olive]

drupe

(dro͞op)
A fleshy fruit, such as a peach, usually having a single hard stone that encloses a seed.

drupe

- A fleshy fruit with thin skin and a central stone (e.g. almonds, cherries, plums, olives), it comes from Latin drupa, "overripe olive," from Greek druppa, "olive."
See also related terms for plum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drupe - fleshy indehiscent fruit with a single seed: e.g. almonddrupe - fleshy indehiscent fruit with a single seed: e.g. almond; peach; plum; cherry; elderberry; olive; jujube
almond - oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree
peach - downy juicy fruit with sweet yellowish or whitish flesh
plum - any of numerous varieties of small to medium-sized round or oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single pit
cherry - a red fruit with a single hard stone
elderberry - berrylike fruit of an elder used for e.g. wines and jellies
Chinese date, Chinese jujube, jujube - dark red plumlike fruit of Old World buckthorn trees
olive - one-seeded fruit of the European olive tree usually pickled and used as a relish
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
drupelet - a small part of an aggregate fruit that resembles a drupe
Translations

drupe

[druːp] Ndrupa f
References in periodicals archive ?
Olive trees can survive on minimal rainfall, although they do need strategic irrigation to produce plump and plentiful drupes (the Reas use micro sprinkling and drip irrigation).
Mexican plums are drupes of different shapes (oblong, round or oval), lengths (20-50 mm), masses (4-43 g) and colors (yellow, red, orange, purple), with thick fibrous endocarps and mesocarps of a palatable taste and flavor (LEON et al.
coriaceum fruits are drupes with up to four bulky seeds and are wrapped in a woody endocarp with thin spines and a whitish-yellow pulp.
Objective : Be providing a fund to the Lebanese Government, the project aims to support the national programme for the improvement of the quality of olive oil in Lebanon by adopting actions against the diffusion of drupes (fruit trees) Phytoplasma, a disease widely spread and which threatens the cultivation of almonds in various Lebanese regions.
We scooted backwards under the overhanging red drupes and pulled the grasses up and around us to break up our outlines.
Yes, botany sticklers, neither peanuts nor almonds are technically nuts; the former are legumes and the latter the seeds of drupes.
Faqiri said in the past, people would collect drupes off trees at an improper time.
They look like berries growing in clusters on spikes on the vines, but they're drupes each with a large seed in the center.
Its fruits are spherical or slightly flattened, having a globose drupes morphology that measure two to five cm in diameter and contain one to three seeds.
Leaves are compound, fruit small drupes with red color, splitting into two when ripe.