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


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

a little drupe, as one of the individual pericarps composing the blackberry.
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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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Bramble berries have an interesting form; clusters of fleshy "drupelets," with each drupelet containing a seed.
Each drupelet is saturated with juice of an intense flavor.
Scanning electron microscope analysis of drupelet morphology of red raspberry and related Rubus genotypes.
The appearance of the disease manifested with the growing mulberry fruits and then formed sclerotia in drupelet, finally, the mulberry fruits turned to mummified white fruits.
Technically the blackberry, despite what its name suggests, is not actually a berry but an aggregate fruit - formed of individual drupelets held together by fine hairs.