pericarp
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈpɛɹɪˌkɑːp/
Noun

pericarp (plural pericarps)

  1. (botany) The outermost layer, or skin, of a ripe fruit or ovary.
  2. (rare, figurative) The outer layer of any thing.
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      He learned, afternoon after afternoon, how to edge her into delicious frenzies, how to tremble the clitoris, pericarp, and tip.
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