Origin of drupe
Examples from the Web for drupe
Historical Examples of drupe
Dr. Morris found Mrs. Drupe already a widow when he arrived with the cashier.Duffels
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.
Drupe roundish, covered with bloom; the stone furrowed at its inner edge.Woodland Gleanings
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 Practical Garden-Book
C. E. Hunn
Word Origin for drupe
1753, from Modern Latin drupa "stone-fruit," from Latin drupa (oliva) "wrinkled olive," from Greek dryppa, short for drypepes "tree-ripened," from drys "tree" + pepon "ripe" (see pumpkin).