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

  • n. See drupe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any fruit with a soft fleshy exterior surrounding a hard pit or stone containing the seed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any fruit with a stony endocarp; a drupe, as a peach, plum, or cherry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a drupe; a fruit whose seeds are covered with a hard shell enveloped in a pulp, as the peach, cherry, and plum. See drupe.

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


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