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fruit

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noun, often attributive \ˈfrüt\

Simple Definition of fruit

  • : a usually sweet food (such as a blueberry, orange, or apple) that grows on a tree or bush

  • : the part of a plant that has the seeds in it (such as the pod of a pea, a nut, a grain, or a berry)

  • : a result or reward that comes from some action or activity

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fruit

  1. 1 a :  a product of plant growth (as grain, vegetables, or cotton) <the fruits of the field> b (1) :  the usually edible reproductive body of a seed plant; especially :  one having a sweet pulp associated with the seed <the fruit of the tree> (2) :  a succulent plant part (as the petioles of a rhubarb plant) used chiefly in a dessert or sweet course c :  a dish, quantity, or diet of fruits <live on fruit> d :  a product of fertilization in a plant with its modified envelopes or appendages; specifically :  the ripened ovary of a seed plant and its contents e :  the flavor or aroma of fresh fruit in mature wine

  2. 2 :  offspring, progeny

  3. 3 a :  the state of bearing fruit <a tree in fruit> b :  the effect or consequence of an action or operation :  product, result <the fruits of our labor>

  4. 4 usually disparaging :  a male homosexual

fruited play \ˈfrü-təd\ adjective

Examples of fruit in a sentence

  1. apples, oranges, and other fruits

  2. <one fruit of your faithfulness in carrying out your duties will be more rewarding responsibilities>



Origin of fruit

Middle English, from Anglo-French frut, fruit, from Latin fructus fruit, use, from frui to enjoy, have the use of — more at brook


First Known Use: 12th century


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fruit

verb

Simple Definition of fruit

  • : to produce fruit

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fruit

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to bear fruit

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to cause to bear fruit

Examples of fruit in a sentence

  1. When will the trees fruit?



14th Century

First Known Use of fruit

14th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms



FRUIT Defined for Kids

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fruit

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noun \ˈfrüt\

Definition of fruit for Students

  1. 1 :  a usually soft and juicy plant part (as rhubarb, a strawberry, or an orange) that is often eaten as a dessert and is distinguished from a vegetable

  2. 2 :  a product of fertilization in a seed plant that consists of the ripened ovary of a flower with its included seeds <Apples, cucumbers, nuts, and blueberries are all fruits.>

  3. 3 :  2result 1, product <You can enjoy the fruits of your labors.>

fruited \-əd\ adjective <a fruited plant>



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fruit

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verb

Definition of fruit for Students

fruitedfruiting

  1. :  to bear or cause to bear fruit




Medical Dictionary

fruit

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noun , often attributive \ˈfrüt\

Medical Definition of fruit

  1. 1:  the usually edible reproductive body of a seed plant; especially :  one having a sweet pulp associated with the seed <the fruit of the tree>

  2. 2:  a product of fertilization in a plant with its modified envelopes or appendages; specifically :  the ripened ovary of a seed plant and its contents




Law Dictionary

fruit

noun

Legal Definition of fruit

  1. 1a :  something (as evidence) that is obtained or gathered during an action or operation (as a search) <moved to suppress evidence seized from the room on the grounds that it was obtained as the fruit of an illegal arrest — National Law Journal> b pl :  fruit of the poisonous tree <the Court was asked to extend the…fruit doctrine — Oregon v. Elstad, 470 U.S. 298 (1985)>

  2. 2a in the civil law of Louisiana :  property (as income or goods) produced by or derived from other movable or immovable property without diminution of its substance <co-owners share the fruits and products of the thing held — Louisiana Civil Code> — compare product 3 civil fruit :  the revenue derived from property esp. by virtue of an obligation (as a lease) natural fruit :  an animal or plant product (as a crop) b :  income that is produced or earned by other property or services





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