noun Etymology: New Latin drupa, from Latin, overripe olive, from Greek dryppa olive Date: circa 1753 a one-seeded indehiscent fruit having a hard bony endocarp, a fleshy mesocarp, and a thin exocarp that is flexible (as in the cherry) or dry and almost leathery (as in the almond)

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  • drupe — [ dryp ] n. f. • 1796; lat. drupa « pulpe » ♦ Bot. Fruit indéhiscent, charnu, à noyau (abricot, amande, cerise, noix, noix de coco, olive, pêche, prune...). ● drupe …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Drupe — (dr[udd]p), n. [F. drupe, L. drupa an overripe, wrinkled olive, fr. Gr. dry ppa.] (Bot.) 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drupe — drupe; drupe·let; …   English syllables

  • drupe — 1753, from Mod.L. drupa stone fruit, from L. drupa (oliva) wrinkled olive, from Gk. dryppa, short for drypepes tree ripened, from drys tree + pepon ripe (see PUMPKIN (Cf. pumpkin)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • drupe — ► NOUN Botany ▪ a fleshy fruit with thin skin and a central stone, e.g. a plum or olive. ORIGIN Latin drupa overripe olive …   English terms dictionary

  • drupe — [dro͞op] n. [ModL drupa < L drupa (oliva), overripe (olive) < Gr druppa (elaa) olive, orig., (olive) ripened on tree, contr. < drupepēs] any fruit with a soft, fleshy part (mesocarp) covered by a skinlike outer layer ( exocarp, or… …   English World dictionary

  • Drupe — Diagram of a typical drupe (peach), showing both fruit and seed …   Wikipedia

  • Drupe — La pêche est une drupe typique En botanique, une drupe est un fruit charnu à noyau, comme la cerise, l abricot, la noix ou l olive. Il est issu d un pistil à carpelle unique, du type « infère » non adhérent. Dans le c …   Wikipédia en Français

  • drupe — UK [druːp] / US [drup] noun [countable] Word forms drupe : singular drupe plural drupes biology a fruit with a stone surrounded by a soft thick part covered with skin. peaches, plums and cherries are all drupes …   English dictionary

  • drupe — (dru p ) s. m. Terme de botanique. Fruit charnu indéhiscent, qui renferme un noyau, comme la cerise, la pêche et la noix revêtue de son brou.    Quelques auteurs font drupe du féminin. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Latin, drupa ou druppa, du grec, arbre, et,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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