fleshy fruit


Definition of 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 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, "Fruit That Smells Like Butt Could Charge Your iPhone," 26 Feb. 2020 Oil pressed from the fleshy fruit that grows near the trunks of oil palm trees has a neutral taste, long shelf life and high smoking temperature. Washington Post, "Can Palm Oil Demand Be Met Without Ruining Rainforests?," 16 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of fleshy fruit

1829, in the meaning defined above

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“Fleshy fruit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fleshy%20fruit. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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