- (n.) A fruit consisting of pulpy, coriaceous, or fibrous exocarp, without valves, containing a nut or stone with a kernel. The exocarp is succulent in the plum, cherry, apricot, peach, etc.; dry and subcoriaceous in the almond; and fibrous in the cocoanut.
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Definition for: PRUDE
- (a.) A woman of affected modesty, reserve, or coyness; one who is overscrupulous or sensitive; one who affects extraordinary prudence in conduct and speech.
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- (n.) One who dupes another.
- (a.) One placed on watch, or in ambush.
- (a.) A soldier sent on a forlorn hope.
- (a.) Alt. of Perdue
- (a.) Purified; refined.