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drupe

a type of succulent, fleshy fruit produced by some plants in which the seed is enclosed in a hard, woody ‘stone’. The fruit is formed from the swollen tissue of the PERICARP. Examples include peach, plum, cherry, olive, apricot.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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I wanted to say, "Cut those trees down!" The drupes posed a nuisance, and they contained an insidious poison.
We treat the fruits of this group uniformly as drupes with a single hard endocarp or "stone" (sclerocarp) representing one or more carpels, rather than speaking of multiple endocarps per fruit.
Olive trees can survive on minimal rainfall, although they do need strategic irrigation to produce plump and plentiful drupes (the Reas use micro sprinkling and drip irrigation).
Mexican plums are drupes of different shapes (oblong, round or oval), lengths (20-50 mm), masses (4-43 g) and colors (yellow, red, orange, purple), with thick fibrous endocarps and mesocarps of a palatable taste and flavor (LEON et al., 1990; MALDONADO-ASTuDILLO et al., 2014).
Only healthy olive drupes, without any kind of infection or physical damage, were collected from ten different trees of comparable age and vigour, evenly spaced between them, within the same growing area.
coriaceum fruits are drupes with up to four bulky seeds and are wrapped in a woody endocarp with thin spines and a whitish-yellow pulp.
We scooted backwards under the overhanging red drupes and pulled the grasses up and around us to break up our outlines.
Effect of alternate chilling/heating on germination of fresh teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) drupes without scarification of felty mesocarp.
(Yes, botany sticklers, neither peanuts nor almonds are technically nuts; the former are legumes and the latter the seeds of drupes.) WhiteWave Foods (owner of the Silk brand) reports that US sales of its almond milk leapt 52 percent in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the previous year.