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Diagram of an aggregated fruit, showing drupelets.

Alternative formsEdit


drupe (stone fruit) +‎ -let


  • IPA(key): /ˈdɹup.lɪt/, /ˈdɹu.plɪt/


drupelet (plural drupelets)

  1. One of the small drupe-like subdivisions which compose the outer layer of certain fruits such as raspberries or blackberries.
    • 2017, Harvey K Hall, Richard C Funt, Blackberries and their Hybrids. Crop Production Science in Horticulture, CABI (→ISBN), page 29:
      Each fertilized pistil/ovule will develop into a fleshy drupelet containing one seed (a pyrene). Erect and semi-erect blackberry cultivars produce fruit with relatively large pyrenes compared to those of trailing blackberries.
    It is best to pick the berries while all drupelets are of a consistent, dark red coloration.
    The passengers on the chock-full boat were packed across the deck like drupelets.