drupe 1753, from Mod.L. drupa "stone-fruit," from L. drupa (oliva) "wrinkled olive," from Gk. dryppa, short for drypepes "tree-ripened," from drys "tree" + pepon "ripe" (see PUMPKIN (Cf. pumpkin)).

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