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fruit tree

  1. a tree bearing edible fruit.
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Origin of fruit tree

First recorded in 1570–80
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Examples from the Web for fruit tree

Historical Examples

  • When a fruit-grower plants a fruit-tree, he does three things for it.

    What Is and What Might Be

    Edmond Holmes

  • Beauty is the blossom that makes the fruit-tree fair and fragrant.

  • As a rule a fruit-tree, or some other tree that was useful and beneficent to man, was chosen.

    The Sacred Tree

    J. H. Philpot

  • When an orchard is selected, the apple is preferred to any other fruit-tree.

  • There are vineyards, cornfields, orchards, almost every fruit-tree flourishes there.

    The Garden Of Allah

    Robert Hichens

British Dictionary definitions for fruit tree

fruit tree

  1. any tree that bears edible fruit
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