fleshy fruit


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fleshy fruit

[¦flesh·ē ¦früt]
(botany)
A fruit having a fleshy pericarp that is usually soft and juicy, but sometimes hard and tough.
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With only occasional exceptions, ripe, fleshy fruits and frugivorous birds are present in the study locality without interruption from October through March.
Vina Varela Zarranz Tannat/Merlot 1998 - plenty of fleshy fruit to the Merlot with a little tannic bite from the Tannat makes this a good red meat partner (pounds 5.75)
Fleshy fruit characters and the choices of bird and mammal seed dispersers in a Mediterranean region.
Lots of zip initially on the palate, with some bright citrus notes, but then manages to pull off the conjuring trick of having a salty mineral spine and loads of fleshy fruit. A brilliant expression of the varieties and a real crowd-pleaser.
Called the Avozilla, just one of these fleshy fruit is big enough to make a healthy family-sized helping of guacamole, the best known avocado dish.
But the pivotal role played by the soft fleshy fruit in the Oasis break-up has until now been a well-kept secret.
In botanical terms, a berry is a fleshy fruit in which the entire plant ovary wall ripens into a soft fruit surrounding seeds.
Tesco chiefs were baffled by poor sales of the large fleshy fruit.
This erotic, fleshy fruit is said to act as a sexual stimulant.
With respect to dispersal, colonists with dimorphic breeding systems and strictly dimorphic lineages show significant association with fleshy fruit and dispersal internally by birds rather than dispersal externally by birds or by abiotic dispersal (Table 7).
The plum is a member of the drupe family, defined as fleshy fruit with a single seed surrounded by a "stone," commonly called the pit.
Seeds in fleshy fruit should be placed in moist sand out of doors over winter for the flesh to decay.