first fruitsfirst fruits
- the earliest produce of the season, esp. when offered to a deity
- the first products, results, or profits of any activity
Origin of first fruitsorigin, originally translated, translation of Vulgate primitiae: see example; Exodus (Bible) 23:16
- The first gathered fruits of a harvest, offered to God in gratitude.
- The first results of an undertaking.
- "The Office of First Fruits and Tenths" was a department of the English exchequer