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A fleshy fruit, such as a peach, plum, or cherry, usually having a single hard stone that encloses a seed. Also called stone fruit.
(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]
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]
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.
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|Noun||1.||drupe - 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
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