fruit cup

  1. an assortment of fruits cut into sections or pieces and served in a cup or a glass as an appetizer or dessert.

Origin of fruit cup

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30
  • Also called fruit cocktail .

Words Nearby fruit cup Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use fruit cup in a sentence

  • For a menu serve a fruit cup in the parlor before asking the guests to the dining room.

    Suppers | Paul Pierce
  • Generally speaking, oysters on the half shell buried in ice, a cocktail, or a fruit cup constitutes the first course.

    Book of Etiquette, Volume 2 | Lillian Eichler Watson

British Dictionary definitions for fruit cup

fruit cup

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

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