Definition of Fruit

1. Noun. The ripened reproductive body of a seed plant.

2. Verb. Cause to bear fruit.
Derivative terms: Fruitage

3. Noun. An amount of a product.
Exact synonyms: Yield
Generic synonyms: Product, Production
Derivative terms: Yield, Yield

4. Verb. Bear fruit. "The trees fruited early this year"
Generic synonyms: Bear, Turn Out
Derivative terms: Fruitage, Fruition

5. Noun. The consequence of some effort or action. "He lived long enough to see the fruit of his policies"
Generic synonyms: Aftermath, Consequence

Definition of Fruit

1. n. Whatever is produced for the nourishment or enjoyment of man or animals by the processes of vegetable growth, as corn, grass, cotton, flax, etc.; -- commonly used in the plural.

2. v. i. To bear fruit.

Definition of Fruit

1. Noun. (botany) The seed-bearing part of a plant, often edible, colourful/colorful and fragrant, produced from a floral ovary after fertilization. ¹

2. Noun. Any sweet, edible part of a plant that resembles seed-bearing fruit, even if it does not develop from a floral ovary; also used in a technically imprecise sense for some sweet or sweetish vegetables, such as rhubarb, that resemble a true fruit or are used in cookery as if they were a fruit. ¹

3. Noun. A positive end result or reward of labour or effort. ¹

4. Noun. Offspring from a sexual union. ¹

5. Noun. (colloquial derogatory dated) A homosexual or effeminate man. ¹

6. Verb. To produce fruit. ¹

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Definition of Fruit

1. to bear fruit (usually edible reproductive bodies of a seed plant) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Fruit

1. The seed-bearing structure in angiosperms formed from the ovary after flowering. (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fruit

fruit bar
fruit bat
fruit bats
fruit bowl
fruit bowls
fruit cake
fruit cakes
fruit cocktail
fruit cocktails

Literary usage of Fruit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1905)
"There are three essentials, dependent each on the other, and all vital and necessary to the successful handling of fresh deciduous fruit shipments, and, ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"Porto Rico as a fruit garden. HM Lome, il, Our future fruit gardens. ... World's fruit-basket; the growth and romance of fruit farming in the West. ..."

3. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1908)
"Schedule showing acreage and varieties of fruit growing in state by cos. ... fruit and fruit soils in arid and humid regions; composition of soils and ..."

4. Report by Illinois Highway Commission (1913)
"Have you ever seen a mile of apples or other fruit trees in bloom, and again in fruit? ... In Germany many miles of roadside are planted with fruit trees, ..."

5. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1902)
"with fruit free from blemish or worm holes of a size not smaller than 21i. inches ... This is all-important, as your fruit will be tight in the barrel and ..."

6. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"The first lot of fruit was just ripe when the investigation began. One hundred parts of the entire fresh plant, without its fruit, lost 72. ..."

7. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1898)
"Now take fruit trees, for instance. We all think when the spring sunshine comes that the tree is all ready to send forth blossoms, and if the atmosphere or ..."

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