noun, plural fruits, (especially collectively) fruit.
verb (used with or without object)
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Origin of fruit
OTHER WORDS FROM fruitfruit·like, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for fruit
I try to eat less processed food, like whole grains, fruits and vegetables, nothing over-processed.Anastasia Ashley, Surfer-Cum-Model, Rides The Viral Internet Wave|James Joiner|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile younger, lighter colors evoke citrus and tree fruits, candy sugars and vanilla toffee.
Yet Lohse is confident that the reader will take his actions as the fruits of selfless moral courage.
They lived a simple life of growing fruits, vegetables, and lots of olive trees.
Try drinking your fruits and veggies with these healthy (and tasty) green smoothie recipes.
Flowers, fruits, and insects were her favorite subjects, and were painted with rare delicacy.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
Is it true that whenever we are about to do an ill or unjust deed a shadow of the fruits it will bring comes over us as a warning?Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
The acid is extracted from the juice of the citron, the lime, and the lemon, fruits grown in Sicily and the West Indies.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruits of them.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
They soon reached a small island where ripe fruits were abundant, and where they could provide fresh supplies for the ships.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
British Dictionary definitions for fruit
Derived forms of fruitfruitlike, adjective
Word Origin for fruit
Scientific definitions for fruit
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.
Cultural definitions for fruit
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 fruit
see bear fruit; forbidden fruit.