any fruit with a soft, fleshy part (mesocarp) covered by a skinlike outer layer (exocarp, or epicarp) and surrounding an inner stone (endocarp) that contains the seed, as an apricot, cherry, plum, etc.
Origin of drupeModern Latin drupa from Classical Latin drupa (oliva), overripe (olive) from Classical Greek druppa (elaa) olive, origin, originally , (olive) ripened on tree, contr. from drupep?s
A fleshy fruit, such as a peach, plum, or cherry, usually having a single hard stone that encloses a seed. Also called stone fruit .
Origin of drupeLatin 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.
- A stone fruit.
Scientific Latin, from Latin drūpa, from Ancient Greek δρύππᾱ (druppā).