a succulent fruit, such as a cherry, formed from one carpel, having the seed enclosed in an inner stony layer of the fruit wall. Adj. Drupaceous (which is often used to mean drupe-like but not strictly a drupe).
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... var. sativa ). Their fruit primordia are harvested and eaten whole, including the stone which is not lignified yet. In autumn rape fruits (drupes) are harvested and their seeds are chiped off and being sold on the bazaars or exported. We know them as the almonds . They are used in food ...
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