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Definition of endocarp

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Definition as written by Joan:

The often woody or stony shell surrounding the seed of some simple fruits, (drupe), like the cherry, apricot and peach.

Definition as written by IRFAN_LODHI:

"inside" + "fruit"
is a botanical term for the inside layer of the pericarp which directly surrounds the seeds .
1:in citrus where it is the only part consumed .
2:or thick and hard as in the stone fruits of the family Rosaceae such as peaches, cherries, plums, and apricots.
3:in nuts, it is the stony layer that surrounds the kernel of pecans, walnuts.


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