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fruit salad

a cold dish consisting of various types of small or cut-up fruit, usually served as a dessert or first course.
Origin of fruit salad
First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I then, to assist thought, had another go at the fruit salad, and in addition ate a slice of sponge cake.

    Right Ho, Jeeves P. G. Wodehouse
  • In case a fruit salad is selected, it is often made to serve for both the salad and the dessert course.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • (b) How does the fuel value of a chicken salad compare with that of fruit salad?

    Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit
  • If the dressing is to be used for fruit salad, lemon juice may be used in the place of vinegar.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Peggy had meat, dressing and gravy and a fruit salad, of which she began to dispose with some haste, though daintily enough.

    Betty Lee, Freshman David Goodger (
  • Then a fruit salad with mayonnaise and steamed suet pudding and coffee.

    A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband Louise Bennett Weaver
  • She began to pick the pineapple out of her fruit salad, dabbing each morsel in the tiny mound of whipped cream.

    The Lookout Man B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for fruit salad

fruit salad

a dish consisting of sweet fruits cut up and served in a syrup: often sold canned
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Slang definitions & phrases for fruit salad

fruit salad

noun phrase

  1. Ribbons and other badges worn on the breast of a military jacket: You can recognize the boys from Korea by the new decoration added to the war ''fruit salad'' (WWII armed forces)
  2. A mixture of tranquilizers, painkillers, and other drugs from the family medicine cabinet used secretly by adolescents (1960s+ Narcotics)
  3. (Variations: potato patch or rose garden or vegetable garden) A group of stroke victims or otherwise totally disabled patients (1980s+ Medical)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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