Definition for DRUPE

DRUPE, n. [L. drupæ, Gr. δρυπεπης, olives ready to fall; Gr. δρυς, a tree, and πιπτω, to fall.]

In botany, a pulpy pericarp or fruit without valves, containing a nut or stone with a kernel; as the plum, cherry, apricot, peach, almond, olive, &c. – Martyn.

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