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fruit salad

noun
1.
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
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55
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  • Grape fruit, or a fruit salad, is often an acceptable first course.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
  • 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
  • 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 (goodger@python.org)
  • Then a fruit salad with mayonnaise and steamed suet pudding and coffee.

    A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband Louise Bennett Weaver
  • The fruit salad is served in head lettuce with square wafers accompanying.

    Breakfasts and Teas Paul Pierce
  • I lay down on a purple-weeded rock and watched the fruit salad of the bathers.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
British Dictionary definitions for fruit salad

fruit salad

noun
1.
a dish consisting of sweet fruits cut up and served in a syrup: often sold canned
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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