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fruit tree

a tree bearing edible fruit.
Origin of fruit tree
First recorded in 1570-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The nest is made generally in a bush or fruit tree, frequently close to houses, as the bird is protected by the inhabitants.

    Endurance Test Alan Douglas
  • Wherever any kind of tree will grow some kind of fruit tree will grow.

    Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 Edward William Cole
  • Even the brushwood is a fruit tree, namely, the guava, which from its abundance is as noxious as a weed.

    The Beauties of Nature Sir John Lubbock
  • In Java a fruit tree is planted on the birth of each child, and is carefully tended as the record of his or her age.

  • But the providential landing came, the party falling into the embrace of a fruit tree in an orchard.

  • Where every one of these trees is, some kind of fruit tree would grow if properly planted and looked after.

    Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 Edward William Cole
  • Meanwhile, the wild apple, though worthless as a fruit tree, is well worth knowing.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • The nest in question is literally pendulous, being hung from the branch of a fruit tree by a strong silken thread.

    Insect Architecture James Rennie
  • Cut scions of the kind of fruit tree you desire from a one-year-old twig of the same variety.

    Agriculture for Beginners Charles William Burkett
British Dictionary definitions for fruit tree

fruit tree

any tree that bears edible fruit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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