Pronunciation: [DROOP]

Any thin-skinned fruit with a succulent, soft flesh and hard stone or seed in the middle. and plums are all classified as drupe fruits. Also called stone fruit.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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