Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The inner layer of the pericarp of a fruit, which can be soft, such as the pulp of an orange, or hard, such as the stone of a peach.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, the inner wall of a pericarp which consists of two dissimilar layers.
  • noun It may be hard and stony as in the plum and peach, membranous as in the apple, or fleshy as in the orange. The endocarp or stone, the epicarp or outer skin, and the mesocarp or fleshy part of a peach are shown in the cut.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) The inner layer of a ripened or fructified ovary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany The woody inner layer of the pericarp of some fruits that contains the seed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed

Etymologies

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endo- + Ancient Greek καρπός ("fruit").

Examples

  • The epicarp is either smooth or rugose (sulcate or covered in scales or spines). the endocarp is the membranous or woody portion of the fruit.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Within this husk is the endocarp or seed shell that resembles the female anatomy.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • Within this husk is the endocarp or seed shell that resembles the female anatomy.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • Within this husk is the endocarp or seed shell that resembles the female anatomy.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • Its own fruit is roughly the size of a peach, with a stony endocarp like an oversized peach pit.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Its own fruit is roughly the size of a peach, with a stony endocarp like an oversized peach pit.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Management: Propagated by seed (endocarp) with pulp removed.

    Chapter 7

  • Management: Propagated by seed (endocarp) with pulp removed.

    Chapter 7

  • The fruit's outer coat (epicarp) is peeled, pulp is sliced off the stony "seed" (endocarp), sun-dried, ground, mixed with blood to a brown, sticky, fibrous mixture (lokot) and eaten or sold in markets (Turkana).

    Chapter 7

  • The fruiting body has an endocarp which resembles a grappling hook, from which the plant takes its common name.

    Chapter 7

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  • Inner fish.

    June 8, 2009

  • *snicker*

    June 9, 2009

  • The way they treat Ernest's a sin.
    They plied him with tonic and gin.
    Their practice is sharp:
    He now thinks endocarp
    Refers to our ancient fish within.

    Find out more about Ernest Bafflewit

    August 22, 2014

  • Very witty, qms.

    August 22, 2014