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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fruit*frut(n.)(pl.)fruits; fruit

  1. the edible part of a plant developed from a flower and containing one or more seeds with any accessory tissues, as the peach, mulberry, or banana.

    Category: Botany

  2. the developed ovary of a seed plant with its contents and accessory parts, as the pea pod, nut, tomato, or pineapple.

    Category: Botany

  3. any product of plant growth useful to humans or animals.

    Category: Botany

  4. the spores and accessory organs of ferns, mosses, fungi, algae, or lichen.

    Category: Botany, Fungi

  5. anything produced or accruing; product, result, or effect; return or profit.

  6. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.(a contemptuous term used to refer to a male homosexual.)

    Category: Status (usage)

  7. (v.t.)to bear or cause to bear fruit.

    Category: Botany

* Usage: Definition 6 is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as insulting.

Origin of fruit:

1125–75; ME < OF < L frūctus enjoyment, profit, fruit, der. of fruī to enjoy the produce of

fruit′like`(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fruit(noun)

    the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant

  2. yield, fruit(noun)

    an amount of a product

  3. fruit(verb)

    the consequence of some effort or action

    "he lived long enough to see the fruit of his policies"

  4. fruit(verb)

    cause to bear fruit

  5. fruit(verb)

    bear fruit

    "the trees fruited early this year"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fruit(noun)frut

    the part of a plant with a seed that can be eaten

    Fresh fruit is a good snack.; citrus fruits such as oranges

  2. fruitfrut

    an apple, banana, pear, etc.

    Would you like a piece of fruit?

Wiktionary

  1. fruit(Noun)

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

    While cucumber is technically a fruit, one would not usually use it to make jam.

  2. fruit(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.

    Fruit salad is a simple way of making fruits into a dessert.

  3. fruit(Noun)

    A positive end result or reward of labour or effort.

    His long nights in the office eventually bore fruit, when his business boomed and he was given a raise.

  4. fruit(Noun)

    Offspring from a sexual union.

    The litter was the fruit of the union between our whippet and their terrier.

  5. fruit(Noun)

    A homosexual or effeminate man.

  6. fruit(Verb)

    To produce fruit.

  7. Origin: (1125–75) fruit, frut "fruits and vegetables" from fruit, from fructus, a derivative of frui, from bhrug-; cognate with Modern brauchen "to use", brook "to tolerate". Displaced native ovet (from ofett), wastum (from wæstm), blede (from bled).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fruit(verb)

    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. Fruit(verb)

    the pulpy, edible seed vessels of certain plants, especially those grown on branches above ground, as apples, oranges, grapes, melons, berries, etc. See 3

  3. Fruit(verb)

    the ripened ovary of a flowering plant, with its contents and whatever parts are consolidated with it

  4. Fruit(verb)

    the spore cases or conceptacles of flowerless plants, as of ferns, mosses, algae, etc., with the spores contained in them

  5. Fruit(verb)

    the produce of animals; offspring; young; as, the fruit of the womb, of the loins, of the body

  6. Fruit(verb)

    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

  7. Fruit(verb)

    to bear fruit

Freebase

  1. Fruit

    In botany, a fruit is a part of a flowering plant that derives from specific tissues of the flower, one or more ovaries, and in some cases accessory tissues. Fruits are the means by which these plants disseminate seeds. Many of them that bear edible fruits, in particular, have propagated with the movements of humans and animals in a symbiotic relationship as a means for seed dispersal and nutrition, respectively; in fact, humans and many animals have become dependent on fruits as a source of food. Fruits account for a substantial fraction of the world's agricultural output, and some have acquired extensive cultural and symbolic meanings. In common language usage, "fruit" normally means the fleshy seed-associated structures of a plant that are sweet or sour and edible in the raw state, such as apples, oranges, grapes, strawberries, bananas, and lemons. On the other hand, the botanical sense of "fruit" includes many structures that are not commonly called "fruits", such as bean pods, corn kernels, wheat grains, and tomatoes. The section of a fungus that produces spores is also called a fruiting body.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Fruit

    The fleshy or dry ripened ovary of a plant, enclosing the seed or seeds.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fruit' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2590

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fruit' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2018

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fruit' in Nouns Frequency: #906


Translations for fruit

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fruit(noun)

the part of a plant that produces the seed, especially when eaten as food

The fruit of the vine is the grape.

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