firstfruits

plural noun

first·​fruits ˈfərs(t)-ˈfrüts How to pronounce firstfruits (audio)
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

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of firstfruits was in the 14th century

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“Firstfruits.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/firstfruits. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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