drupelet

[droop-lit]
noun Botany.
a little drupe, as one of the individual pericarps composing the blackberry.

Origin:
1875–80; drupe + -let

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To drupelet
Collins
World English Dictionary
drupelet or drupel (ˈdruːplɪt, ˈdruːpəl)
 
n
a small drupe, usually one of a number forming a compound fruit
 
drupel or drupel
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
These berries with orblike cups, each tiny drupelet swollen with juice, should never be defiled by heat's wanton touch.
In addition, the fruit are fi rm enough and the drupelet epidermis tough enough to be suited to some fresh market applications.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;