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fruitage

[froo-tij]
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noun
  1. the bearing of fruit: soil additives to hasten the fruitage.
  2. fruits collectively.
  3. product or result: This year's fruitage was of better quality.

Origin of fruitage

1570–80; < Middle French fruit(er) to bear fruit + -age -age
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Examples from the Web for fruitage

Historical Examples

  • It was his function to promote the development and fruitage of plants.

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  • Where is that fruitage now, where in particular are the peaches d'antan?

  • This book is the fruitage of all the years of your faith and work.

  • The fruitage afforded by these sounds is both manifold and of price.

  • Plants are thus kept in the dark in order to reserve their fruitage for a fitter season.


British Dictionary definitions for fruitage

fruitage

noun
  1. the process, state, or season of producing fruit
  2. fruit collectively
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