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Noun, Verb (usu participle)
, F. fruit
, from L. fructus
enjoyment, product, fruit, from frui
, p. p. fructus
, to enjoy; akin to E. brook
, v. t.
, v. t.
, and cf. Fructify
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. [1913 Webster
"Six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the
The pulpy, edible seed vessels of certain plants, especially those grown on branches above ground, as apples, oranges, grapes, melons, berries, etc. See 3. [1913 Webster]
The ripened ovary of a flowering plant, with its contents and whatever parts are consolidated with it. [1913 Webster
" Fruits are classified as fleshy, drupaceous, and dry. Fleshy fruits include berries, gourds, and melons, orangelike fruits and pomes; drupaceous fruits are stony within and fleshy without, as peaches, plums, and cherries; and dry fruits are further divided into achenes, follicles, legumes, capsules, nuts, and several other kinds."
The spore cases or conceptacles of flowerless plants, as of ferns, mosses, algae, etc., with the spores contained in them. [1913 Webster]
The produce of animals; offspring; young; as, the fruit of the womb, of the loins, of the body. [1913 Webster]
That which is produced; the effect or consequence of any action; advantageous or desirable product or result; disadvantageous or evil consequence or effect; as, the fruits of labor, of self-denial, of intemperance
. [1913 Webster
" Fruit is frequently used adjectively, signifying of, for, or pertaining to a fruit or fruits; as, fruit bud; fruit frame; fruit jar; fruit knife; fruit loft; fruit show; fruit stall; fruit tree; etc."
"King Edward's fruit, true heir to the English crown."
"The fruit of rashness."
"What I obtained was the fruit of no bargain."
"They shall eat the fruit of their doings."
"The fruits of this education became visible."
Fruit bat (Zoöl.)
, one of the Frugivora; -- called also fruit-eating bat.
-- Fruit bud (Bot.)
, a bud that produces fruit; -- in most oplants the same as the power bud. Fruit dot (Bot.)
, a collection of fruit cases, as in ferns.
. -- Fruit fly (Zoöl.)
, a small dipterous insect of the genus Drosophila, which lives in fruit, in the larval state. There are seveal species, some of which are very damaging to fruit crops. One species, Drosophila melanogaster, has been intensively studied as a model species for genetic reserach.
-- Fruit jar
, a jar for holding preserved fruit, usually made of glass or earthenware.
-- Fruit pigeon (Zoöl.)
, one of numerous species of pigeons of the family Carpophagidæ, inhabiting India, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. They feed largely upon fruit. and are noted for their beautiful colors.
-- Fruit sugar (Chem.)
, a kind of sugar occurring, naturally formed, in many ripe fruits, and in honey; levulose. The name is also, though rarely, applied to invert sugar, or to the natural mixture or dextrose and levulose resembling it, and found in fruits and honey.
-- Fruit tree (Hort.)
, a tree cultivated for its edible fruit.
-- Fruit worm (Zoöl.)
, one of numerous species of insect larvæ: which live in the interior of fruit. They are mostly small species of Lepidoptera and Diptera.
-- Small fruits (Hort.)
, currants, raspberries, strawberries, etc.
Fruit, n. & v.
1 a the usu. sweet and fleshy edible product of a plant or tree, containing seed. b (in sing.) these in quantity (eats fruit).
2 the seed of a plant or tree with its covering, e.g. an acorn, pea pod, cherry, etc.
3 (usu. in pl.) vegetables, grains, etc. used for food (fruits of the earth).
4 (usu. in pl.) the result of action etc., esp. as financial reward (fruits of his labours).
5 sl. esp. US a male homosexual.
6 Bibl. an offspring (the fruit of the womb; the fruit of his loins).
--v.intr. & tr. bear or cause to bear fruit.
fruit bar a piece of dried and pressed fruit. fruit-bat any large bat of the suborder Megachiroptera, feeding on fruit. fruit- (or fruiting-) body (pl. -ies) the spore-bearing part of a fungus. fruit cake
1 a cake containing dried fruit.
2 sl. an eccentric or mad person. fruit cocktail a finely-chopped usu. tinned fruit salad. fruit fly (pl. flies) any of various flies, esp. of the genus Drosophila, having larvae that feed on fruit. fruit machine Brit. a coin-operated gaming machine giving random combinations of symbols often representing fruit.
1 various fruits cut up and served in syrup, juice, etc.
2 sl. a display of medals etc. fruit sugar fructose. fruit-tree a tree grown for its fruit. fruit-wood the wood of a fruit-tree, esp. when used in furniture.
fruitage n. fruited adj. (also in comb.).
ME f. OF f. L fructus fruit, enjoyment f. frui enjoy
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