drupels

n. small drupe (Botany)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • blackberry — noun (plural blackberries) 1》 an edible soft fruit consisting of a cluster of soft purple black drupels. 2》 the prickly climbing shrub of the rose family which bears blackberries. [Rubus fruticosus.] verb (blackberries, blackberrying,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • raspberry — noun (plural raspberries) 1》 an edible soft fruit related to the blackberry, consisting of a cluster of reddish pink drupels. 2》 the prickly shrub which yields raspberries. [Rubus idaeus.] 3》 informal a sound made with the tongue and lips,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • blackberry — ► NOUN (pl. blackberries) ▪ the edible soft fruit of a prickly climbing shrub, consisting of a cluster of purple black drupels. ► VERB (blackberries, blackberried) (usu. blackberrying) ▪ gather blackberries …   English terms dictionary

  • raspberry — ► NOUN 1) an edible soft fruit related to the blackberry, consisting of a cluster of reddish pink drupels. 2) informal a sound made with the tongue and lips, expressing derision or contempt. [ORIGIN: from raspberry tart, rhyming slang for… …   English terms dictionary

  • raspberry — n. (pl. ies) 1 a a bramble, Rubus idaeus, having usu. red berries consisting of numerous drupels on a conical receptacle. b this berry. 2 any of various red colours. 3 colloq. a a sound made with the lips expressing dislike, derision, or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • etaerio — /et ēˈri ō/ (botany) noun (pl etaeˈrios) An aggregated fruit, a group of achenes or drupels ORIGIN: Fr étairion, from Gr hetaireiā association …   Useful english dictionary

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