Sarcocarp
Sarcocarp Sar"co*carp, n. [Sarco- + Gr. ? fruit: cf. F. sarcocarpe.] (Bot.) The fleshy part of a stone fruit, situated between the skin, or epicarp, and the stone, or endocarp, as in a peach. See Illust. of {Endocarp}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The term has also been used to denote any fruit which is fleshy throughout. --M. T. Masters. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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