exocarp

Definitions:

  • The outermost layer of the fruit wall.
  • In <em>botany</em>, the outer layer of a pericarp when it consists of two dissimilar layers.
  • The outer portion of a fruit, as the flesh of a peach or the rind of an orange. See <ex>Illust.</ex> of <xref urlencoded="drupe">drupe</xref>.
  • The <xref>outermost</xref> <xref>layer</xref> of the <xref>pericarp</xref> of <xref>fruits</xref>; the <xref>skin</xref> or <xref>epicarp</xref>.
  • outermost layer of the pericarp of fruits as the skin of a peach or grape
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