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[droo-pey-shuh s]
adjective Botany.
  1. resembling or relating to a drupe; consisting of drupes.
  2. producing drupes: drupaceous trees.
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Origin of drupaceous

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

Historical Examples

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

    The Evolutionist at Large

    Grant Allen

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