from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Resembling, relating to, or consisting of a drupe: drupaceous fruit.
- adj. Producing drupes: a drupaceous tree.
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- adj. of, relating to, resembling, or producing drupes
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Producing, or pertaining to, drupes; having the form of drupes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Producing drupes: as, drupaceous trees.
- Resembling or relating to a drupe; consisting of drupes. See drupe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or related to a drupe
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Today, American chefs, in their unending hunt for novel match-ups of flavor and texture, have lately been deploying the date in a kaleidoscopic range of recipes, serving an unavowed drupaceous minicuisine to an unsuspecting foodie public.
I am drinking the dregs of this morning's Antigua coffee to wash down the seeds of this delicious drupaceous fruit.
There is a small drupaceous fruit found here and at Beesa, the Singfo name of which is Let-tan-shee; it is the produce of a large tree probably the fruit of a Chrysobalanus, testibus stylo
And, again, the malformation is not without significance in regard to the relationship between the drupaceous and the pomaceous subdivisions of _Rosaceæ_.
Mr Hodgson shot a kangaroo; Mr Roper brought in eight cockatoos; Mr Phillips found a flesh-coloured drupaceous fruit; Mr Calvert shot a native companion -- not one of the aborigines, but a bird so called; and thus the book goes on, every thing put down with the dry brevity of a seaman's log.
The fruit is drupaceous, and opens by two valves when ripe, displaying the beautiful reticulated scarlet arillus, which constitutes mace.
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The fruit is drupaceous, with a soft outer coat and a hard woody shell, greatly resembling that of a Cycad, both externally and internally.
Smelfungus, indeed, would insist upon it that the coco-nut is not a nut at all, and would thrill us with the delightful information, innocently conveyed in that delicious dialect of which he is so great a master, that it is really 'a drupaceous fruit with a fibrous mesocarp. '
Mr. Phillips found a flesh-coloured drupaceous oblong fruit, about half an inch long, with a very glutinous pericarp, containing a slightly compressed rough stone: in taste it resembled the fruit of Loranthus, and the birds, particularly the coekatoos, appeared very fond of it.