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
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.
"A drupelet, Mr. Wehling, is one of the little knobs, one of the little pulpy grains of a blackberry," said Dr. Hitz.
Do you know what a drupelet is, Mr. Wehling? "said Hitz.