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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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Oleaceae This family is represented mostly by drupes, but winged fruits occur in some genera.
Wild jujube, jharber Epicarp and mesocarp of drupe edible
78 and 82), usually berries, but drupes in Gaylussacia.
Anthers free from style head; corolla-lobe aestivation in bud typically sinistrorse (overlapping to the left), rarely dextrorse; fruit dehiscent or indehiscent, syncarpous or apocarpous, a berry, drupe, follicle, or capsule; seeds naked, with wings, or arils, but almost never with coma Rauvolfioideae at one end 2.
Fruit usually a septicidal capsule, rarely a circumscissile capsule (Spigelia), seldom a drupe (Neuburgia) or berry (Potalia) [in some the pericarp of the berry becomes thick and woody (Strychnos)].
While these poison sumac varieties are more easily identified by the fruits, which droop from the branch and are white or gray, staghorn sumacs and other non-poisonous varieties can be spotted by the deeply crimson, round and somewhat-hairy drupes they sport on their upright stalks.
In her latest book, Return to the Olive Farm, Drinkwater explains Provencal olive farmers "are plagued with the olive fly that lays its eggs in the young drupes (olives) and the larvae feed off the pulp of the olive thus destroying the fruit.
There are two general categories of soft mast known as drupes.
The dipsomaniacs that returned late into the night from their pubs and made their customary urinovomitive halt in the sheltering murk of Sergeant Levarda sometimes found themselves with their noses against the window beyond which kaleidoscopic shapes were twisting and spinning and wobbling, rhodochrosite crystals that liqueified into throbbing exotic flowers sprouting lanceolate protuberances, quills that multiplied like a porcupine's, swords that blunted into milestones, into Gaelic cairns, then they rounded into seeds, swelled into colored drupes, into ink-blue blastulae, then into indigo morulae, so that in the end it all coalesced into one single large zygote of fluorescent plasma, hovering in the dark as if in a black hole.
Diets of emus were composed of native grasses, forbs, mast, drupes, and leaves.