drupelet

drupelet
/droohp"lit/, n. Bot.
a little drupe, as one of the individual pericarps composing the blackberry.
[1875-80; DRUPE + -LET]

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  • Drupelet — Drupel Drup el, Drupelet Drupe let, n. [Dim. of {Drupe}.] (Bot.) A small drupe, as one of the pulpy grains of the blackberry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • drupelet — n. small drupe (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drupelet — drupe·let …   English syllables

  • drupelet — drupe•let [[t]ˈdrup lɪt[/t]] n. bot a little drupe, as one of the individual pericarps composing the blackberry • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

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  • drupelet — noun a small part of an aggregate fruit that resembles a drupe • Derivationally related forms: ↑drupe • Hypernyms: ↑drupe, ↑stone fruit • Hyponyms: ↑blackberry, ↑raspberry, ↑acinus …   Useful english dictionary

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