A cherry is one example of a drupe.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: Modern Latin drupa ; from Classical Latin drupa (oliva), overripe (olive) ; from Classical Greek druppa (elaa) olive, origin, originally , (olive) ripened on tree, contr. ; from drupepēs
- drupaceous adjective
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Origin: Latin drūpa, druppa, overripe olive, from Greek druppā, olive, possibly alteration of drupepēs, ripened on the tree : drūs, dru-, tree; see deru- in Indo-European roots + peptein, pep-, to ripen; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.
drupe - Science Definition
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