sarcocarp

[sahr-koh-kahrp]

noun Botany.

the fleshy mesocarp of certain fruits, as the peach.
any fruit of fleshy consistency.

Origin of sarcocarp

First recorded in 1810–20; sarco- + -carp
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Examples from the Web for sarcocarp

Historical Examples of sarcocarp

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

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British Dictionary definitions for sarcocarp

sarcocarp

noun botany

the fleshy mesocarp of such fruits as the peach or plum
any fleshy fruit
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