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fruit cup

an assortment of fruits cut into sections or pieces and served in a cup or a glass as an appetizer or dessert.
Also called fruit cocktail.
Origin of fruit cup
1925-30, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • For a menu serve a fruit cup in the parlor before asking the guests to the dining room.

    Suppers Paul Pierce
  • Generally speaking, oysters on the half shell buried in ice, a cocktail, or a fruit cup constitutes the first course.

    Book of Etiquette, Volume 2 Lillian Eichler Watson
British Dictionary definitions for fruit cup

fruit cup

a variety of fruits served in a cup or glass as an appetizer or dessert
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Contemporary definitions for fruit cup
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