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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.
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The numbers of collected drupelets in soil samples from March 13th to September 28th and the ascospore germination rates have been shown in Table II.
Despite its name, the blackberry is not a berry, but an aggregate fruit; just like raspberries and boysenberries, they're made up of lots of tiny seeds encased by fleshy fruit called drupelets. Classified as Rubus fruticosus, the blackberry family is complex, with many hybrids such as boysenberries and loganberries, and cultivars such as Apache Thornless.
The second grow as composite drupelets, and include members of the genus Rubus, such as blackberry, raspberry and dewberry.
FOOD FACT Blackberries aren't actually a berry but a small group of fruits called drupelets, which are clustered together.