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1fruit

noun, often attributive \ˈfrüt\

: 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

Full Definition of FRUIT

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
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
usually disparaging :  a male homosexual
fruit·ed \ˈfrü-təd\ adjective

Examples of FRUIT

  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

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

2fruit

verb

: to produce fruit

Full Definition of FRUIT

intransitive verb
:  to bear fruit
transitive verb
:  to cause to bear fruit

Examples of FRUIT

  1. When will the trees fruit?

First Known Use of FRUIT

14th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall
FRUITED Defined for Kids

1fruit

noun \ˈfrüt\

Definition of FRUIT for Kids

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
:  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
:  2result 1, product <You can enjoy the fruits of your labors.>
fruit·ed \-əd\ adjective <a fruited plant>

2fruit

verb
fruit·edfruit·ing

Definition of FRUIT for Kids

:  to bear or cause to bear fruit
Medical Dictionary

fruit

noun , often attrib \ˈfrüt\

Medical Definition of FRUIT

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

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