Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, the fleshy part of certain fruits, placed between the epicarp and the endocarp; the mesocarp. It is that part of fleshy fruits which is usually eaten, as in the peach, plum, etc. See
mesocarp, and cuts under drupeand endocarp.
- n. botany The fleshy part of a stone fruit, situated between the skin, or epicarp, and the stone, or endocarp, as in a peach.
- n. Any fruit which is fleshy throughout.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) The fleshy part of a stone fruit, situated between the skin, or epicarp, and the stone, or endocarp, as in a peach. See
“No. 4 represents the endocarp, or last tegument of the berry; the sarcocarp, which should be found between the numbers 2 and 3, no longer exists, having been absorbed.”
“First, the inner kernel of gas; second, the hard shell or endocarp; third, a viscous layer like the sarcocarp or pulp, and outside of all the wrinkled crust of exocarp.”
“From the human standpoint the pulp, or sarcocarp, as it is scientifically called, is rather an annoyance, as it must be removed in order to procure the beans.”
“The second way is called the wet method; the sarcocarp is removed by machine, and two wet, slimy seed packets are obtained.”
“In the cocoa-tree it is the perisperm; and in the elais (as in the olive, and the oleineae in general) it is the sarcocarp, or the pulp of the pericarp, that yields oil.”
“Aequinoctialum, there are none in which the sarcocarp is developed in a manner so extraordinary.”
“It is immersed for a few minutes in boiling water, to separate the kernel from the parenchymatous part of the sarcocarp, which has a sweet taste, and is pounded and bruised in a large vessel filled with water.”
“Among the eighty or ninety species of palm-trees peculiar to the New Continent, which I have enumerated in the Nova Genera Plantarum Aequinoctialum, there are none in which the sarcocarp is developed in a manner so extraordinary.”
“If our Alfonsia oleifera belong to the genus Elais (as Brown, with great reason believes), it follows, that in the same genus the oil is found in the sarcocarp and in the perisperm.] [* The Galibis or Caribis (the r has been changed into l, as often happens) are of the great stock of the Carib nations.”
“Elais (as Brown, with great reason believes), it follows, that in the same genus the oil is found in the sarcocarp and in the perisperm.)”
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