epicarp

epicarp

[ep-i-kahrp]
noun Botany.
the outermost layer of a pericarp, as the rind or peel of certain fruits.

Origin:
1825–35; epi- + -carp

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epicarp or exocarp (ˈɛpɪˌkɑːp)
 
n
the outermost layer of the pericarp of fruits: forms the skin of a peach or grape
 
[C19: from French épicarpe, from epi- + Greek karpos fruit]
 
exocarp or exocarp
 
n
 
[C19: from French épicarpe, from epi- + Greek karpos fruit]

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