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Mango and coconut are a type of fruit called


  1. Drupe

  2. Berry

  3. Pome

  4. Nut


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The correct option is A

Drupe


Drupe is a type of fruit wherein, the pericarp or fruit wall is differentiated into thin epicarp (skin) fleshy mesocarp and stony endocarp. Hence, it is also called as stone fruit, e.g., Mango, Coconut, Peach, Almond, Trapa etc. In mango, mesocarp is juicy and edible. In coconut mesocarp is fibrous and endocarp is hard and stony.

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