Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small drupe, such as one of the many subdivisions of a raspberry or blackberry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of the small drupe-like subdivisions which compose the outer layer of certain fruits such as raspberries or blackberries.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as drupel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small part of an aggregate fruit that resembles a drupe

Etymologies

drupe +‎ -let (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Each incipient drupelet has its own stigma and good pollination requires the delivery of many grains of pollen to the flower so that all drupelets develop.

    Pollination

  • "A drupelet, Mr. Wehling, is one of the little knobs, one of the little pulpy grains of a blackberry," said Dr. Hitz.

    2 B R 0 2 B

  • Do you know what a drupelet is, Mr. Wehling? "said Hitz.

    2 B R 0 2 B

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