The New International Encyclopædia/Drupe

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DRUPE ( Fr., from Lat. drupa, Gk. δρύππα, dryppa, overripe olive, from δρυπεπής, drypepēs, ripened on the tree, from δρῦς, drys, tree + πέπτειν, peptein, to cook, or δρυπετής, drypetēs, fallen from the tree, from δρῦς, drys, tree + πιπτειν, piptein, to fall). A stone-fruit, in which the ovary wall, in forming the pericarp, develops an outer fleshy layer and an inner stony or bony layer, as in the peach, plum, cherry, etc. See Fruit. For illustration, see Plate of Drupes.


DRUPES

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COPYRIGHT, 1902, BY DODD, MEAD & COMPANY JULIUS BIEN & CO. LITH. N.Y.
1  BRADSHAW PLUM (EUROPEAN TYPE) NATURAL SIZE    4  BOSTON NECTARINE  NATURAL SIZE
2  MINER PLUM (NATIVE TYPE) NATURAL SIZE 5  CHAIRS CHOICE PEACH NATURAL SIZE
3  ROYAL APRICOT NATURAL SIZE 6  TARTARIAN CHERRY NATURAL SIZE