[ sahr-koh-kahrp ]
See synonyms for sarcocarp on
  1. the fleshy mesocarp of certain fruits, as the peach.

  2. any fruit of fleshy consistency.

Origin of sarcocarp

First recorded in 1810–20; sarco- + -carp

Words Nearby sarcocarp Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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


/ (ˈsɑːkəʊˌkɑːp) /

  1. the fleshy mesocarp of such fruits as the peach or plum

  2. any fleshy fruit

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