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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
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Like lots of other fruits, the olive is known as a drupe -- a one-seeded fruit.
Olive fruit is a drupe, oval in shape that remains green during the development process till the maturity and contains active chloroplast that helps in the process of photosynthesis, fruit development and oil production [5].
In the adult phase, the Maripa palm is an erect, simple and cylindrical palm tree with no tillers, solitary, reaching in the adult phase 13 m of height, almost 100 cm in diameter at breast height (DBH), presents composite leaf, inflorescence, interfoliar bunch protected by persistent spatula that are modified leaves, fruit of the drupe type, containing from one to three seeds (MATOS, 2010).
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Les margines ou eaux de vegetation sont des effluents issus de l'extraction de l'huile d'olive, constitues par l'eau contenue dans les cellules de la drupe, les eaux de lavage et celles liees au processus de traitement (qui dans les installations traditionnelles representent de 40 a 120 l par quintal d'olives traite), affirment des specialistes de l'environnement.
Coconut is not only a fruit but a nut and a seed as well, technically it is a called a drupe.
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It is a drupe with a thin epicarp, a soft fleshy thick mesocarp and a hard endocarp encasing a soft dicotyledonous kernel.
The fruit of pequizeiro can be characterized as a drupe with green peel, generally containing between 1 and 4 seeds per fruit, called pyrenes, that are composed of an woody endocarp with numerous thorns, internally containing the seed or an edible almond, and enveloped by a pulp adhered to the kernel of intense yellow color, fleshy and with high oil content, called the inner mesocarp (Soares Junior et al.
It produces a drupe that is similar to allspice in taste and flavor.
DRUPE A A fleshy stone-fruit B Decayed timber C A group of brewers who am I?