an assortment of fruits cut into sections or pieces and served in a cup or a glass as an appetizer or dessert.
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Origin of fruit cup
An Americanism dating back to 1925–30
Also called fruit cocktail.
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British Dictionary definitions for fruit cocktail (1 of 2)
fruit salad consisting of small or diced fruits
British Dictionary definitions for fruit cocktail (2 of 2)
a variety of fruits served in a cup or glass as an appetizer or dessert
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