Definition of epicarp in English:

epicarp

noun

Botany
  • The outermost layer of the pericarp.

    • ‘The thinness of its needle, besides minimizing the wound damages, allowed very fine control of the injections in fruits with epicarps easy to pierce, such as those used in this work.’
    skin, peel, covering, zest
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Origin

Early 19th century: from epi- + a shortened form of pericarp.

Pronunciation

epicarp

/ˈɛpɪkɑːp/