first fruits


plural noun

the earliest fruit of the season.
the first products or results of anything.

Nearby words

  1. first family,
  2. first finger,
  3. first fleet,
  4. first floor,
  5. first four ships,
  6. first gentleman,
  7. first hand,
  8. first heart sound,
  9. first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen,
  10. first intention

Origin of first fruits

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

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British Dictionary definitions for first fruits

first fruits

pl n

the first results, products, or profits of an undertaking
fruit that ripens first
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