fruit cup

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

fruit cocktail

noun
  1. fruit salad consisting of small or diced fruits

fruit cup

noun
  1. a variety of fruits served in a cup or glass as an appetizer or dessert
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