fleshy fruit


: a fruit (such as a berry, drupe, or pome) consisting largely of soft succulent tissue

Examples of fleshy fruit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Botanically speaking, they’re classified as berries, which are fleshy fruits with many seeds. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 21 Jan. 2024 Because almonds grow in the middle of a fleshy fruit, they are not classified as a nut. USA TODAY, 4 July 2023 This region was famous for its crops of sapodilla, a brown, fleshy fruit slightly smaller than a tennis ball, as well as dates, coconuts and castor. Forbes Wealth Team, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2023 For example, too much moisture after a period of dry conditions leads to the plant taking up lots of water and expanding fleshy fruit before the surrounding skin can expand, resulting in split tomatoes. Megan Hughes, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Mar. 2023 Bright red fruit such as cherries and strawberries with an undertone of minerality with fleshy fruit on the body and broad tannins. Cathrine Todd, Forbes, 10 June 2022 Sour red cherry with bay leaf and fresh blackberry with hints of rosebud and tree bark and just an overall wild character with a touch of grip but plenty of fleshy fruit to balance it out. Cathrine Todd, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 Cracked black pepper and multi-layered black fruit that had a mix of wild flowers and fresh thyme that had a chewy texture with plenty of fleshy fruit to balance it out and a lifted, bright finish. Cathrine Todd, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 And the two fleshy fruits could be key ingredients in a cutting-edge approach to lightning-fast electric charging, from your iPhone to your Tesla. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 26 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fleshy fruit was in 1829

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“Fleshy fruit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fleshy%20fruit. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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