- the inner layer of a pericarp, as the stone of certain fruits.
Origin of endocarp
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The endocarp is hard and forms the shell which encloses the seed.
This endocarp is covered with fibres which penetrate the pulp.Fruits of the Hawaiian Islands
Gerrit Parmile Wilder
A juicy pulp encloses a double membrane, or endocarp, and within the latter are the seeds which constitute the coffee of commerce.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
The stone enclosing the kernel is called the endocarp, while the pulpy or succulent part is called the mesocarp.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
Beneath this is a part like tissue paper, spoken of technically as the parchment, but known scientifically as the endocarp.All About Coffee
William H. Ukers
- the inner, usually woody, layer of the pericarp of a fruit, such as the stone of a peach or cherry
- The hard inner layer of the pericarp of many fruits, such as the layer that forms the pit or stone of a cherry, peach, or olive. Compare exocarp mesocarp.