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  • noun Plural form of drupe.

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Examples

  • All fruits of this formation are called drupes, as those of the apple and pear form are called pomes, and those of the bramble, and some other tribes, berries.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 456 Volume 18, New Series, September 25, 1852

  • Leaving aside the invidious choices to be made between hesperidia, cucurbitaceae, and drupes — I am a drupe man — and, thence, between apricots, nectarines, mangoes, plums, and peaches, I find there is simply no adequate counter-argument.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Leaving aside the invidious choices to be made between hesperidia, cucurbitaceae, and drupes — I am a drupe man — and, thence, between apricots, nectarines, mangoes, plums, and peaches, I find there is simply no adequate counter-argument.

    The Peach

  • The almond originated in ancient China and is an ancestor of stone fruits, or drupes, such as peaches and plums.

    Nuts star in Mexican holiday cooking

  • The almond originated in ancient China and is an ancestor of stone fruits, or drupes, such as peaches and plums.

    Nuts star in Mexican holiday cooking

  • The almond originated in ancient China and is an ancestor of stone fruits, or drupes, such as peaches and plums.

    Nuts star in Mexican holiday cooking

  • Apricots and dates are botanical cousins, classified along with peaches, plums, mangos and olives as drupes — stone fruits with fleshy exteriors.

    Hot Dates Make It on the Restaurant Scene

  • Gardening can sometimes sound like a foreign language, with hybrids, drupes and herbaceous plants.

    Start Your Victory Gardens, America

  • Flowers give way to clusters of dark purple drupes in the summer that are attractive to birds.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Flowers give way to clusters of dark purple drupes in the summer that are attractive to birds.

    BLOODTWIG DOGWOOD 'WINTER BEAUTY' AGAINST THE SNOW

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