drupaceous

drupaceous

[droo-pey-shuhs]
adjective Botany.
1.
resembling or relating to a drupe; consisting of drupes.
2.
producing drupes: drupaceous trees.

Origin:
1815–25; drupe + -aceous

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drupe (druːp)
 
n
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
 
[C18: from Latin druppa wrinkled overripe olive, from Greek: olive]
 
drupaceous
 
adj

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