firstfruits

plural noun
first·​fruits | \ ˈfərs(t)-ˈfrüts How to pronounce firstfruits (audio) \

Definition of firstfruits

1 : the earliest gathered fruits offered to the Deity in acknowledgment of the gift of fruitfulness
2 : the earliest products or results of an endeavor

First Known Use of firstfruits

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Firstfruits.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/firstfruits. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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