fruitlet

noun
fruit·​let | \ ˈfrüt-lət How to pronounce fruitlet (audio) \

Definition of fruitlet

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, "Why won’t Fuji apple tree bear fruit?," 25 May 2017

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First Known Use of fruitlet

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fruitlet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fruitlet. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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