Definition for fruited (2 of 2)
noun, plural fruits, (especially collectively) fruit.
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of fruit
Examples from the Web for fruited
It first fruited in 1822 being then reported in this country by C. M. Hovey.
Received at this Station in 1903 for testing but has not fruited.The Grapes of New York|U. P. Hedrick
M. Xavier Grgoire, the Belgian tanner of Jodoigne, obtained this pear in 1762 when it fruited for the first time.
As fruited on the Station grounds, Atlanta does not appear valuable for any purpose.The Peaches of New York|U. P. Hedrick
Anyhow, there it was, planted and fruited and waning into autumn.Aaron's Rod|D. H. Lawrence
British Dictionary definitions for fruited
Word Origin for fruit
Word Origin and History for fruited
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.
Science definitions for fruited
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.
Culture definitions for fruited
In botany, the part of a seed-bearing plant that contains the fertilized seeds capable of generating a new plant (see fertilization). Fruit develops from the female part of the plant. Apples, peaches, tomatoes, and many other familiar foods are fruits.
Idioms and Phrases with fruited
see bear fruit; forbidden fruit.