drupaceous

[ droo-pey-shuh s ]
/ druˈpeɪ ʃəs /

adjective Botany.

resembling or relating to a drupe; consisting of drupes.
producing drupes: drupaceous trees.

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Origin of drupaceous

First recorded in 1815–25; drupe + -aceous
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Example sentences from the Web for drupaceous

  • In his eyes, the walnut and the coco-nut are not nuts, but 'drupaceous fruits,' just like the plum and the cherry.

  • The fruit of the Hawthorn is a drupaceous pome, something between pome and drupe.