from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The middle, usually fleshy layer of a fruit wall.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The middle layer of the pericarp of a fruit. In many fruits such as drupes and tomatoes, the mesocarp is fleshy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The middle layer of a pericarp which consists of three distinct or dissimilar layers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, the middle layer of a pericarp when it is possible to distinguish three dissimilar layers; the sarcocarp.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the middle layer of a pericarp
The middle layer containing the toxic oil is called the mesocarp
Hyphaene compressa fruit (mesocarp) 10.73 1.95 15.09 7.5
Uses: FOOD: The dark brown fruit pulp (mesocarp) is eaten raw (Pokomo, Boni, Swahili).
P. alba pods also usually have a thicker mesocarp indicating a greater pod sugar content.
It consists of a thin, pliable exocarp, an orange/red pulpy mesocarp and a hard nut containing a single kernel.
Aims of the breeders are, apart from a thin endocarp and and a thick mesocarp, to further shorten the unproductive growing period, to slow down and limit the height growth and to increase the fruit content.
Me - mesocarp, EM = embryo, En = endocarp, Esp = endosperm, Kei = germ, Ha =
· A by-product from cashew nut processing is a viscous liquid extracted from the mesocarp.
Second, there is palm oil proper, which comes from the fleshy mesocarp surrounding the nut.
The D produces a fruit with a pulp or mesocarp (the main store of oil) which is rather sparse and with a regular-shaped kernel protected by a very thick and hard shell.