drupaceous

/drooh pay"sheuhs/, adj. Bot.
1. resembling or relating to a drupe; consisting of drupes.
2. producing drupes: drupaceous trees.
[1815-25; DRUPE + -ACEOUS]

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  • drupaceous — adjective Date: 1822 1. of or relating to a drupe 2. bearing drupes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • drupaceous — adjective of, relating to, resembling, or producing drupes …   Wiktionary

  • drupaceous — adj. pertaining to or resembling drupe; producing drupes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drupaceous — dru·pa·ceous …   English syllables

  • drupaceous — dru•pa•ceous [[t]druˈpeɪ ʃəs[/t]] adj. 1) bot resembling or relating to a drupe; consisting of drupes 2) bot producing drupes • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • drupaceous — /druˈpeɪʃəs/ (say drooh payshuhs) adjective 1. resembling or relating to a drupe; consisting of drupes. 2. producing drupes …   Australian English dictionary

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