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see fruitfruit,
matured ovary of the pistil of a flower, containing the seed. After the egg nucleus, or ovum, has been fertilized (see fertilization) and the embryo plantlet begins to form, the surrounding ovule (see pistil) develops into a seed and the ovary wall (pericarp) around the
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a fleshy fruit with a hard, woodlike pit and a juicy (as in plums and cherries) or more or less dry (almond) or fibrous (coconut) outer layer. Drupes may have one pit (plum, almond) or many (raspberry). The juicy part of the drupe serves as food for animals (mainly birds), which disperse the seeds; it is also consumed by human beings in fresh or preserved form.


A fruit, such as a cherry, having a thin or leathery exocarp, a fleshy mesocarp, and a single seed with a stony endocarp. Also known as stone fruit.


an indehiscent fruit consisting of outer epicarp, fleshy or fibrous mesocarp, and stony endocarp enclosing a single seed, as in the peach, plum, and cherry
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Results showed significant differences within 5 olive cultivars in terms of leaf surface drupe mean weight and oil yield.
Technically, the pepper fruit is a drupe, measuring about five mm in diameter, containing single large seed at its center.
It is impractical to remove drupes from the ground layer.
By Duha Daoud, Special to The Star The birds were making a racket in our garden this morning; they were literally stuffing themselves of the lusciously red drupes.
The fossil fruit material is most similar to fruits of Ochna that are also concrescent and consist of 2-5 clustered single-seeded drupes or capsules.
The nuts are not true nuts,but what botanists call drupes.
The three layers are easily recognized in the drupes, or "pit" fruits, exemplified by plums and peaches.
manuscripts in preparation) have shown that they are not present in the pericarp of the olive drupes, nor in the leaves and twigs that may be present in the mulch prepared for olive pressing.
Fruits are single-seeded drupes that ripen throughout the autumn and winter.
Pitter--A machine for removing the seeds or stones from drupes, such as peaches or cherries.
Abundance of fleshy fruits (berries, drupes, and functionally analogous structures) was assessed every autumn (October-December) by exhaustively counting all ripe fruits borne on plants within 10 permanent 25-[m.