Dictionary.com

sarcocarp

[ sahr-koh-kahrp ]
/ ˈsɑr koʊˌkɑrp /
Save This Word!

noun Botany.
the fleshy mesocarp of certain fruits, as the peach.
any fruit of fleshy consistency.
QUIZ
SPRINT TO THE FINISH WITH THIS OLYMPICS QUIZ!
Compete in our Olympics quiz to see if you can take home the gold medal in Olympics knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
Where was the Olympics first held?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of sarcocarp

First recorded in 1810–20; sarco- + -carp
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use sarcocarp in a sentence

  • The second way is called the wet method; the sarcocarp is removed by machine, and two wet, slimy seed packets are obtained.

    All About Coffee|William H. Ukers
  • Drupe with a 2-valved deciduous sarcocarp, or rind; and a deeply-wrinkled putamen or shell.

    Woodland Gleanings|Charles Tilt

British Dictionary definitions for sarcocarp

sarcocarp
/ (ˈsɑːkəʊˌkɑːp) /

noun botany
the fleshy mesocarp of such fruits as the peach or plum
any fleshy fruit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK