- the earliest fruit of the season.
- the first products or results of anything.
Origin of first fruits
Examples from the Web for first fruits
Historical Examples of first fruits
Thine offering of the lamb is more pleasing than the first-fruits of the harvest.The Genius
Margaret Horton Potter
In April they present the first-fruits of the mango harvest.
They were relieved from paying tenths in the year they paid their first-fruits.Henry VIII.
A. F. Pollard
The first-fruits have been gathered, and the harvest will come.Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877
Well, in a sense, I have had my joy, the first-fruits of it at least.'Robert Elsmere
Mrs. Humphry Ward
- the first results, products, or profits of an undertaking
- fruit that ripens first