- a cold dish consisting of various types of small or cut-up fruit, usually served as a dessert or first course.
Origin of fruit salad
First recorded in 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for fruit salad
Put them together, place on salad plates garnished with lettuce, and serve with the fruit-salad dressing.
In case canned pineapple is used for the salad, the juice from the fruit may be utilized in making a fruit-salad dressing.
Whenever a recipe in this Section calls for a fruit-salad dressing, this is the one that is intended.
Mr. Gossett, speaking thickly through the fruit-salad, was understood to say that he regretted this.Indiscretions of Archie
P. G. Wodehouse
- a dish consisting of sweet fruits cut up and served in a syrup: often sold canned