fruitlet

noun

fruit·​let ˈfrüt-lət How to pronounce fruitlet (audio)
1
: a small fruit
2
: a unit of a collective fruit

Examples of fruitlet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Frost during or shortly after blooming can cause young fruitlets to abort even though no frost damage is seen. Debbie Arrington, sacbee.com, 25 May 2017

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Word History

Etymology

fruit entry 1 + -let

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fruitlet was in 1881

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“Fruitlet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fruitlet. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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