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(Science: botany) A well-known high-flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a hard almond-like endocarp or stone; also, the tree which bears it (prunus, or Amygdalus Persica). In the wild stock the fruit is hard and inedible. Guinea, or sierra Leone, peach, the large edible berry of the Sarcocephalus esculentus, a rubiaceous climbing shrub of west tropical Africa. Palm peach, the fruit of a Venezuelan palm tree (Bactris speciosa). Peach colour, the pale red colour of the peach blossom.

(Science: zoology) Peach-tree borer, the larva of a clearwing moth (aegeria, or Sannina, exitiosa) of the family aegeriidae, which is very destructive to peach trees by boring in the wood, usually near the ground; also, the moth itself.

Origin: OE. Peche, peshe, OF. Pesche, F. Peche, fr. LL. Persia, L. Persicum (sc. Malum) a Persian apple, a peach. Cf. Persian, and Parsee.


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why is the peach stone sculptured form?

Peaches and walnuts are not very closely related, despite their superficial similarities.

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by Condraz23
Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:33 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: why is the peach stone sculptured form?
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Peaches and Almonds?

a friend of mine says that there is a tiny almond hiding inside the endocarps of peaches, plums, and cherries we in the business call it a seed That's true. Your friend just must have thought that all seeds of Prunoidae subfamily are called almonds. I thought that ...

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by SU_reptile
Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:21 pm
 
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Topic: Peaches and Almonds?
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Peaches and Almonds?

A friend of mine says that there is a tiny almond hiding inside the endocarps of peaches, plums, and cherries. I thought that the almond was a seperate species. Can anyone verify this for me? And if so, are they edible? Thanks.

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by Condraz23
Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:15 am
 
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Topic: Peaches and Almonds?
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Ascent of Water through Xylem

... do with phloem and food solution. Hope that clears it up. :) Actually there was not so many botanical descriptions, the first page talks about in peaches. :? http://aolsearch.aol.com/aol/search?encquery=96527136fa5c0f67323a0f46c144ab6108e8d674f8f85a3f&invocationType=keyword_rollover&ie=UTF-8 ...

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by Linn
Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:43 pm
 
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Topic: Ascent of Water through Xylem
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gel extraction

you can do two things: 1. put everything over 1 column (this is what i should probably do) 2. cut the slice in two peaches of 214 mg and use two column to be honest, i never weight slices, if you were using the Qiagen kit, just add 450 ul buffer QC and wait till the slice has disolved ...

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by pjansen
Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:43 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: gel extraction
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