wall fruit


fruit grown on trees trained against a wall for the shelter and warmth it provides

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Examples from the Web for wall fruit

Historical Examples of wall fruit

  • Like Johnson and his wall-fruit, I have never had as many asphodels to look at as I wanted.

  • It seems unlikely that Johnson should not at Streatham have had all the wall-fruit that he wished.

  • I am told that the season is very unfavorable for wall-fruit.

    My Lady's Money

    Wilkie Collins

  • I, to whom all wall-fruit is death, bit into the side that blushed.

    The Mountebank

    William J. Locke

  • Take care that you never pronounce the common name of the vegetable sometimes called Irish wall-fruit, purttor.