Definition of Drupelet

1. Noun. A small part of an aggregate fruit that resembles a drupe.

Specialized synonyms: Blackberry, Raspberry, Acinus
Generic synonyms: Drupe, Stone Fruit
Derivative terms: Drupe



Definition of Drupelet

1. Noun. The small drupe-like subdivisions which compose the outer layer of certain fruits such as raspberries or blackberries. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Drupelet

1. a small drupe [n -S]

Medical Definition of Drupelet

1. A small drupe, as one of the pulpy grains of the blackberry. Origin: Dim. Of Drupe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drupelet

drunkendom
drunkenhead
drunkenly
drunkenness
drunkennesses
drunker
drunkest
drunklike
drunkness
drunkorexia
drunks
drupaceous
drupal
drupe
drupel
drupelet (current term)
drupelets
drupelike
drupels
drupes
druplet
druplets
druse
drused
drusen
drusen of the macula
drusen of the optic nerve head
druses
drusier
drusiest

Literary usage of Drupelet

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1. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1882)
"Dru'pel. (Dim. of drupe.) A little drupe. drupelet. (Dim. of drupe.) A little drupe ; such are the individual fruitlets which go to form the blackberry. ..."

2. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller, Kate Grace Barber Winton (1916)
"The resemblance between the raspberry drupelet and the peach is especially striking. ... cross section of a drupelet, X32: Epi epicarp; ..."

3. Botany, Developmental and Descriptive by William Mansfield (1922)
"The drupe and drupelet are drupaceous or stone fruits. ... A drupelet is a small drupe, as in the fruits forming the blackberry. ..."

4. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1890)
"DWARF—Much below the ordinary size of its kind. drupelet—A diminutive drupe, as each of the several parts of a blackberry. ..."

5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"... compressed oblique-obovate dry drupelet with the style on one side.— Two species, one in N. Amer, and one in S. Eu. to Cent. Asia. ..."

6. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"... with drupelet. Diminutive of drupe. fleshy exocarp and bony endocarp. Ellipsoid. A solid body, elliptic in section. Echinate. Prickly. Elliptic. ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"a, drupe; b, orange; c, a single drupelet of bramble; d, pome; e, strawberry;/, hip of rose; g. capitulum of Dorstenia; ft, fig. The numerous carpels of the ..."

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