This tribe is distinguished by the fruit, which is what botanists call a drupe, that is, a stone fruit.
The flowers are small and insignificant; and the fruit is a drupe.
The fruit is a drupe, that is, it consists of a fleshy husk enclosing a nut.
The Almond fruit is a drupe, like the peach, but the flesh is thin and hard and the pit is the Almond of commerce.
The drupe, or Stone-fruit; of which the cherry, plum, and peach (Fig. 375) are familiar examples.
The drupe or stone-fruit, which consists of a hard stone surrounded by a fleshy covering, as the plum and the cherry.
The drupe is in this species round, with red skin and juicy flesh of a distinctly acid character.
We will then take them first into our consideration, and begin by giving an account of what is the structure of a drupe.
drupe globose, 1–2″ in diameter, covered by a fleshy envelope, formed by the receptacle.
It was while the manager was deciding which of three other young women to take that Mr. drupe was stricken with apoplexy.
A simple fruit derived from a single carpel. A drupe usually contains a single seed enclosed by a hardened endocarp, which often adheres closely to the seed within. In peaches, plums, cherries, and olives, a fleshy edible mesocarp surrounds the endocarp (the pit or stone). In the coconut, a fibrous mesocarp (the husk) surrounds the endocarp (the shell), while the white edible portion is the endosperm. Compare berry, pome. See more at simple fruit.