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Noun: endocarp  'en-du,kaa(r)p or 'en-dow,kaa(r)p
  1. The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches, plums, cherries or olives) that contains the seed
    "you should remove the endocarps from prunes before cooking";
    - stone, pit

Derived forms: endocarps

Type of: pericarp, seed vessel

Encyclopedia: Endocarp