[ droop-lit ]
/ ˈdrup lɪt /
a little drupe, as one of the individual pericarps composing the blackberry.
Why Do We Call Them Berries?The berry family is a linguistic invention particular to Germanic languages, like English. Other languages, like Spanish and French, do not combine the wide, diverse berry family into one group, but rather have very different words for blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.
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British Dictionary definitions for drupelet
/ (ˈdruːplɪt) /
a small drupe, usually one of a number forming a compound fruit
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