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sarcocarp

[sahr-koh-kahrp] /ˈsɑr koʊˌkɑrp/
noun, Botany.
1.
the fleshy mesocarp of certain fruits, as the peach.
2.
any fruit of fleshy consistency.
Origin of sarcocarp
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; sarco- + -carp
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  • The second way is called the wet method; the sarcocarp is removed by machine, and two wet, slimy seed packets are obtained.

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British Dictionary definitions for sarcocarp

sarcocarp

/ˈsɑːkəʊˌkɑːp/
noun (botany)
1.
the fleshy mesocarp of such fruits as the peach or plum
2.
any fleshy fruit
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