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Definition of "drupes" []

  • Plural form of drupe. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "drupes" in a sentence
  • "All fruits of this formation are called drupes, as those of the apple and pear form are called pomes, and those of the bramble, and some other tribes, berries."
  • "Leaving aside the invidious choices to be made between hesperidia, cucurbitaceae, and drupes — I am a drupe man — and, thence, between apricots, nectarines, mangoes, plums, and peaches, I find there is simply no adequate counter-argument."
  • "The almond originated in ancient China and is an ancestor of stone fruits, or drupes, such as peaches and plums."