Origin of fruited
noun, plural fruits, (especially collectively) fruit.
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of fruit
Related Words for fruitedemerge, derive, end, appear, rise, culminate, emanate, stem, produce, arise, follow, grow, ensue, occur, proceed, bloom, finish, attend, conclude, terminate
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Historical Examples of fruited
Pisocarpium is from two Greek words meaning pea and fruited.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
What different men we should be if our resolutions had fruited in conduct!Expositions of Holy Scripture
With polished blades of ivory they clip off the clinging, fruited cones.The Spell of the Rockies
Enos A. Mills
Raised from seed by Leroy at Angers, Fr., and fruited first in 1863.
It was propagated by M. Flon, a nurseryman of Angers and fruited first in 1839.
Word Origin for fruit
late 12c., from Old French fruit "fruit, fruit eaten as dessert; harvest; virtuous action" (12c.), from Latin fructus "an enjoyment, delight, satisfaction; proceeds, produce, fruit, crops," from frug-, stem of frui "to use, enjoy," from PIE *bhrug- "agricultural produce," also "to enjoy" (see brook (v.)).
Classical sense preserved in fruits of one's labor. Originally in English meaning vegetables as well. Modern narrower sense is from early 13c. Meaning "odd person, eccentric" is from 1910; that of "male homosexual" is from 1935. The term also is noted in 1931 as tramp slang for "a girl or woman willing to oblige," probably from the fact of being "easy picking." Fruit salad recorded from 1861.
Usage: To most of us, a fruit is a plant part that is eaten as a dessert or snack because it is sweet, but to a botanist a fruit is a mature ovary of a plant, and as such it may or may not taste sweet. All species of flowering plants produce fruits that contain seeds. A peach, for example, contains a pit that can grow into a new peach tree, while the seeds known as peas can grow into another pea vine. To a botanist, apples, peaches, peppers, tomatoes, pea pods, cucumbers, and winged maple seeds are all fruits. A vegetable is simply part of a plant that is grown primarily for food. Thus, the leaf of spinach, the root of a carrot, the flower of broccoli, and the stalk of celery are all vegetables. In everyday, nonscientific speech we make the distinction between sweet plant parts (fruits) and nonsweet plant parts (vegetables). This is why we speak of peppers and cucumbers and squash-all fruits in the eyes of a botanist-as vegetables.
see bear fruit; forbidden fruit.