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A small drupe, such as one of the many subdivisions of a raspberry or blackberry.


(ˈdruːplɪt) or


(Botany) a small drupe, usually one of a number forming a compound fruit


(ˈdrup lɪt)

a little drupe, as one of the individual pericarps composing the blackberry.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drupelet - a small part of an aggregate fruit that resembles a drupe
blackberry - large sweet black or very dark purple edible aggregate fruit of any of various bushes of the genus Rubus
raspberry - red or black edible aggregate berries usually smaller than the related blackberries
acinus - one of the small drupes making up an aggregate or multiple fruit like a blackberry
drupe, stone fruit - fleshy indehiscent fruit with a single seed: e.g. almond; peach; plum; cherry; elderberry; olive; jujube
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The second grow as composite drupelets, and include members of the genus Rubus, such as blackberry, raspberry and dewberry.
FOOD FACT Blackberries aren't actually a berry but a small group of fruits called drupelets, which are clustered together.
The drupelets which are blackish purple in the pink genotype and brownish yellow in the green genotypes are ready for harvest by April/May (3).