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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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This fruit is edible, with seeds rich in oil, a fusiform drupe, or oval fruit, from 12 to 16 cm in length, wrapped in yellow, sticky and fibrous mass, with yellow peel when ripe (SOUSA et al., 2013).
The seed was not really a nut, however, but a "drupe." Drupe orbs wore a green, springy, tennis-ball exterior.
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The drupe is ellipsoidal, about 15 mm long, and red at maturity, with very acidic taste (Martinez & Ramos, 2007).
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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].
The fruit is a drupe, and diaspore (seed enveloped by pericarp) dispersal is autochorous (Granville, 1971; Berg, 2001).
Barreira et al., "'Cobrancosa' olive oil and drupe: chemical composition at two ripening stages," JAOCS, Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, vol.
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drupe Mobile has raised a USD3 million funding round from Canaan Partners Israel and Sweet Capital, founded by the King Digital Entertainment (Candy Crush) founders, the company said.
Fruits are a drupe with 1 to 4 seeds, weigh 158.49 [+ or -] 8.14 g (fresh weigh), and have a volume of 314.90 [+ or -] 20.93 [cm.sup.3] (Leite et al.