from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fleshy fruit, such as a peach, plum, or cherry, usually having a single hard stone that encloses a seed. Also called stone fruit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A stone fruit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a stone-fruit; a fruit in which the outer part of the pericarp becomes fleshy or softens like a berry, while the inner hardens like a nut, forming a stone with a kernel, as the plum, cherry, apricot, and peach.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fleshy indehiscent fruit with a single seed: e.g. almond; peach; plum; cherry; elderberry; olive; jujube
Latin drūpa, druppa, overripe olive, from Greek druppā, olive, possibly alteration of drupepēs, ripened on the tree : drūs, dru-, tree; see deru- in Indo-European roots + peptein, pep-, to ripen; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Scientific Latin, from Latin drūpa, from Ancient Greek δρύππᾱ. (Wiktionary)