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Exocarp or pericarp (Gr. "outside" + "fruit"), is a botanical term for the outermost layer of the fruit wall. Botany is the scientific study of plant life. ... Fruit stall in Barcelona, Catalonia. ...


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Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal (204 words)
In some cases, such as the acorn, the pericarp becomes dry and hard, forming a shell around the seed.
In fleshy fruits the pericarp is typically made up of three distinct layers: the exocarp (the outside or the peel), the mesocarp (the middle layer), and the endocarp (the inner layer).
The epicarp, or exocarp, forms the tough outer skin of the fruit.
Pome - Food & Drink - Recipes24 Net - recipes, cooking, cookbooks and more (177 words)
In botany, a pome (after the French name for an apple, pomme) is a type of fruit, produced by flowering plants in the subfamily Maloideae of the family Rosaceae.
A pome is an accessory fruit composed of five or more carpels in which the exocarp forms an inconspicuous layer, the mesocarp is usually fleshy, and the endocarp forms a leathery case around the seed.
However, outside of the exocarp is the most edible part of this fruit, derived from the floral tube (torus and other parts).
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