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JumpingJack
25385.  Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:57 am Reply with quote

Drupe, drupelet, aggregated fruit, nut, berry...

Do you know the difference or care?

List your favourite drupes here.

 
Mr Grue
25389.  Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:02 am Reply with quote

I recall an episode of Grange Hill in which (the now sadly late) Mr Bronson is asked by a bunch of pupils what exactly a banana is. He exclaims "That is what a dictionary is for!" before tramping off to the staff room to look it up himself. In the Grange Hill staff dictionary, the banana is described as a drupe. I'm sure this was all covered in the B series, but...

 
JumpingJack
25391.  Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:05 am Reply with quote

No, I don't think it was Mr Grue.

We did some banana-work in B, but only really became drupe-nuts in Series C...

 
gerontius grumpus
37178.  Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:49 pm Reply with quote

Plums,cherries, apricots,peaches,nectarines,damsons.

Walnuts and almonds are also drupes, or rather the fruits in which these nuts are formed are drupes.

 
gruoch
37346.  Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:25 pm Reply with quote

A banana is a herb

 
Flash
37354.  Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:36 pm Reply with quote

I think you'll find that the plant a banana grows on is the herb, rather than the thing you buy in a shop, though.

 
laidbacklazyman
37364.  Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:55 pm Reply with quote

gerontius grumpus wrote:


Walnuts and almonds are also drupes, or rather the fruits in which these nuts are formed are drupes.


We gave the dog some unopened walnuts a little while ago,didn't take him long to work out how to open them and eat the seed inside.

 
eggshaped
180101.  Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:41 am Reply with quote

In Malaysia you can get a viagra substitute made from walnuts.

Quote:
a person would have to consume about 3.3kg of walnuts for the same effect as one tablet.


link

 

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