Definitions

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

  • n. The middle, usually fleshy layer of a fruit wall.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The middle layer of the pericarp of a fruit. In many fruits such as drupes and tomatoes, the mesocarp is fleshy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The middle layer of a pericarp which consists of three distinct or dissimilar layers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, the middle layer of a pericarp when it is possible to distinguish three dissimilar layers; the sarcocarp.

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

  • n. the middle layer of a pericarp

Etymologies

meso- + Ancient Greek καρπός ("fruit"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The middle layer containing the toxic oil is called the mesocarp

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Hyphaene compressa fruit (mesocarp) 10.73 1.95 15.09 7.5

    Chapter 8

  • Uses: FOOD: The dark brown fruit pulp (mesocarp) is eaten raw (Pokomo, Boni, Swahili).

    Chapter 7

  • P. alba pods also usually have a thicker mesocarp indicating a greater pod sugar content.

    Chapter 10

  • It consists of a thin, pliable exocarp, an orange/red pulpy mesocarp and a hard nut containing a single kernel.

    Chapter 6

  • Aims of the breeders are, apart from a thin endocarp and and a thick mesocarp, to further shorten the unproductive growing period, to slow down and limit the height growth and to increase the fruit content.

    1. Oil Plants and their Potential Use

  • Me - mesocarp, EM = embryo, En = endocarp, Esp = endosperm, Kei = germ, Ha =

    1. Oil Plants and their Potential Use

  • · A by-product from cashew nut processing is a viscous liquid extracted from the mesocarp.

    Chapter 4

  • Second, there is palm oil proper, which comes from the fleshy mesocarp surrounding the nut.

    Chapter 6

  • The D produces a fruit with a pulp or mesocarp (the main store of oil) which is rather sparse and with a regular-shaped kernel protected by a very thick and hard shell.

    Chapter 6

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.