noun, plural fruits, (especially collectively) fruit.
verb (used with or without object)
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Origin of fruit
OTHER WORDS FROM fruitfruit·like, adjective
Words nearby fruit
Example sentences from the Web for fruit
Sugars and starches are found in fruits, bread, potatoes and vegetables.
Probably the lowest hanging fruit in the search world is simply paying attention to what it is that search engines are looking for and focussing on delivering there.SEO in the second half of 2020: Five search opportunities to act on now|Jim Yu|August 17, 2020|Search Engine Watch
More than half of the fruits, vegetables and nuts sold in the United States are grown here, often using pesticides.Pesticides contaminate most food of western U.S. monarchs|Rebecca E. Hirsch|August 17, 2020|Science News For Students
Berni bred new fruit flies and built much bigger agar arenas to run much longer tracking experiments.Random Search Wired Into Animals May Help Them Hunt|Liam Drew|June 11, 2020|Quanta Magazine
In the end, build a huge and healthy link profile around your low-hanging fruits.SEO on a shoestring budget: What small business owners can do to win|Ali Faagba|June 4, 2020|Search Engine Watch
The tasteless bread was transformed into a sweet cake that included ingredients, such as dried fruit and marzipan.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts|Molly Hannon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Spanish oak, which has an open grain and high levels of tannin, gives you dried fruit, spice, and even chocolate flavors.
You may just enjoy the rich, smooth fruit of their labor that little bit more.
And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down.
It's a bright, drinkable IPA made with dry American hops giving the nose hints of mango and passion fruit.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fruit-trees are clearly too scarce, though Cherries in abundance were offered for sale as we passed.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
In the community her father was the wealthiest man, having made his fortune in the growing of potatoes and fruit.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
The natives of Guiana use a tube or pipe not unlike a cheroot, made from the rind of the fruit of a species of palm.
Every detail of this canvas is perfect, because every detail is true, drawn straight from life, the fruit of minute observation.Bastien Lepage|Fr. Crastre
A part of the square is walled off and employed as a market for fish, fruit, vegetables, and poultry.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
British Dictionary definitions for fruit
Derived forms of fruitfruitlike, adjective
Word Origin for fruit
Scientific definitions for fruit
To most of us, a fruit is a plant part that is eaten as a dessert or snack because it is sweet, but to a botanist a fruit is a mature ovary of a plant, and as such it may or may not taste sweet. All species of flowering plants produce fruits that contain seeds. A peach, for example, contains a pit that can grow into a new peach tree, while the seeds known as peas can grow into another pea vine. To a botanist, apples, peaches, peppers, tomatoes, pea pods, cucumbers, and winged maple seeds are all fruits. A vegetable is simply part of a plant that is grown primarily for food. Thus, the leaf of spinach, the root of a carrot, the flower of broccoli, and the stalk of celery are all vegetables. In everyday, nonscientific speech we make the distinction between sweet plant parts (fruits) and nonsweet plant parts (vegetables). This is why we speak of peppers and cucumbers and squash-all fruits in the eyes of a botanist-as vegetables.
Cultural definitions for fruit
In botany, the part of a seed-bearing plant that contains the fertilized seeds capable of generating a new plant (see fertilization). Fruit develops from the female part of the plant. Apples, peaches, tomatoes, and many other familiar foods are fruits.
Idioms and Phrases with fruit
see bear fruit; forbidden fruit.