[droo-pey-shuh s]

Origin of drupaceous

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

Historical Examples of 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.