a discussion on fruit vs. drupes vs. berries from Scary Boots.
but it’s just the tip of the argument. what about roots vs. rhizomes?
the footnotes are actually interesting—specifically #3—there is some argument that Adam and Eve’s thing with the “apple” way back in the 0 of BC time might actually have been an ORANGE, as the word “apple” used to be a catch-all word for “fruit.” there should be an Italian citrus movement to hire a messload of artists to paint over all the paintings of Eve peeling an orange rather than biting into the apple. Adam can be pictured as spitting out the seeds on the snake.