Words nearby fruct-
WORDS THAT USE FRUCT-
What does fruct- mean?
The form fruct– comes from Latin frūctus, meaning “fruit.” The Greek translation of frūctus is karpos, “fruit,” which is the source of the combining form carpo– as well as the name Carpo, who was the Greek goddess of summer fruit. To learn more, read our entries for carpo– and Carpo.
What are variants of fruct-?
The form fruct– is a variant of fructi–, which loses its –i– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use article for fructi-.
Examples of fruct-
An example of a term you may have encountered that features the form fruct– is fructose, a kind of sugar “sweeter than sucrose, occurring in invert sugar, honey, and a great many fruits.”
The form fruct– means “fruit,” while the suffix –ose has a variety of meanings. It can mean “full of,” but it is also used to name sugars and other carbohydrates in terms from chemistry. Fructose literally means “fruit sugar.”
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How to use fruct- in a sentence
Ye shall knaw thame be thair fruct; for ane good tree bringeth furth good fruct, and ane evill tree evill fruict.
Either maik the tree good and the fruct also, or ellis maik the tree evill and the fruct of it lyikwyise evill.
Yit good fruct maketh nott the tree good, nor evill fruct the tree evill.
Either maik the tree good, and the fruct good also, or ellis maik the tree evill, and the fruct lyikwyise evill.