Definition of Drupe

1. Noun. Fleshy indehiscent fruit with a single seed: e.g. almond; peach; plum; cherry; elderberry; olive; jujube.

Exact synonyms: Stone Fruit
Specialized synonyms: Almond, Peach, Plum, Cherry, Elderberry, Chinese Date, Chinese Jujube, Jujube, Olive, Drupelet
Generic synonyms: Fruit
Derivative terms: Drupaceous, Drupelet

Definition of Drupe

1. n. A fruit consisting of pulpy, coriaceous, or fibrous exocarp, without valves, containing a nut or stone with a kernel. The exocarp is succulent in the plum, cherry, apricot, peach, etc.; dry and subcoriaceous in the almond; and fibrous in the cocoanut.

Definition of Drupe

1. Noun. A stone fruit. ¹

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Definition of Drupe

1. a fleshy fruit [n -S]

Medical Definition of Drupe

1. A succulent fruit, such as a cherry, formed from one carpel, having the seed enclosed in an inner stony layer of the fruit wall. Adj. Drupaceous (which is often used to mean drupe-like but not strictly a drupe). Compare: berry, pyrene. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drupe

drunken revelry
drunken trees
drupe (current term)
drusen of the macula
drusen of the optic nerve head

Literary usage of Drupe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "Lessons in Botany by Asa Gray (1887)
"The layers or concentric portions of a drupe, or of any pericarp which is thus ... But more commonly only two portions of a drupe are distinguished, ..."

2. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing Abridged Descriptions of the by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1872)
"Calyx and corolla none. Ovules orthotropous. Fruit a cone or drupe, Embryo in the axis of the albumen. Cotyledons 2 or more. Synopsis. ..."

3. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"drupe globular, the mark of the stigma near the base, the ovary in its growth after flowering being strongly incurved so that the (wrinkled and grooved) ..."

4. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"ly many-dentate (2 or 3 inches long) ; primary veins S to 10 pairs (some a tuft of hairs in their axil : peduncle generally longer than the cyme: drupe ..."

5. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"The layers or concentric portions of a drupe, or of any pericarp which is thus ... But more commonly only two portions of a drupe are distinguished, ..."

6. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"(or more) long, tomentose. entire in the mature, spiny in the young plant : drupe pear-shaped, 3-angled, 2% in. long. 1:'4 in. thick. ..."

7. The Forest Flora of North-west and Central India: A Handbook of the by John Lindsay Stewart, Dietrich Brandis (1874)
"Flowers small, in large, compound, nearly umbellate corymbs ; corolla white, rotate, pubescent outside. drupe ovate-oblong, compressed, shining, ..."

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