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drupelet

[droop-lit] /ˈdrup lɪt/
noun, Botany
1.
a little drupe, as one of the individual pericarps composing the blackberry.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; drupe + -let
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Examples for drupelet
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for drupelet

drupelet

/ˈdruːplɪt/
noun
1.
a small drupe, usually one of a number forming a compound fruit
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