Word of the day

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drupe (noun) – A fleshy fruit, such as a peach, plum, or cherry, usually having a single hard stone that encloses a seed. Also called stone fruit.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1753, from Modern Latin drupa “stone-fruit,” from Latin drupa (oliva) “wrinkled olive,” from Greek dryppa, short for drypepes “tree-ripened,” from drys “tree” (from PIE root *deru- “be firm, solid, steadfast,” with specialised senses “wood, tree”) + pepon “ripe”.


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