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pome fleshy fruit click to hear : pome fleshy fruit

Fruit with a seed, or pip, surrounded by three distinct layers: an exocarp, a fleshy mesocarp and a stiff endocarp containing loculi.
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usual terms technical terms section of an apple peduncle stamen style exocarp endocarp seed mesocarp loculus stalk flesh pip core sepal skin

usual terms click to hear : usual terms

technical terms click to hear : technical terms

section of an apple click to hear : section of an apple

peduncle click to hear : peduncle

Part of the fruit that once attached it to the terminal offshoot of the twig or branch.

stamen click to hear : stamen

Remnant of the flower’s stamens, visible as small hairs in the center of the depression on the bottom of the fruit.

style click to hear : style

Visible remnant of the flower’s style, now withered, that once connected the stigma to the ovary.

exocarp click to hear : exocarp

Fruit’s outer layer, covering the mesocarp.

endocarp click to hear : endocarp

The stiff inner layer of the fruit, surrounding and protecting the seed and covering the loculi.

seed click to hear : seed

Structure formed by the development of a fertile ovule; it contains an embryo and nutrient reserves that enable a new plant to grow.

mesocarp click to hear : mesocarp

Plump part of the fruit, usually sweet and juicy.

loculus click to hear : loculus

Small cavity located under the endocarp, usually containing two seeds.

stalk click to hear : stalk

Part of the fruit that once attached it to the terminal offshoot of the twig or branch.

flesh click to hear : flesh

Plump part of the fruit, usually sweet and juicy.

pip click to hear : pip

Structure formed by the development of a fertile ovule; it contains an embryo and nutrient reserves that enable a new plant to grow.

core click to hear : core

Central inedible part of the apple, comprising the endocarp, the loculi and the seeds within the loculi.

sepal click to hear : sepal

Remnant of the flower’s sepal, visible as small flowers around a depression on the bottom of the fruit.

skin click to hear : skin

Fruit’s outer layer, covering the flesh.