An example of a fruit from the group Pepo is a pumpkin, gourd, melon and cucumber.
Examples of fruits from the group Hesperidium are lemons, limes, grapefruits and oranges.
Examples of fruits from the True Berry group are gooseberry, currants, eggplant, kiwi and grapes.
An example of fruit is a newborn baby.
The fruits of the earth.
The fruit of their labor.
Fruit salad is a simple way of making fruits into a dessert.
The litter was the fruit of the union between our whippet and their terrier.
Fruit of hard work.
Origin of fruit
- Middle English from Old French from Latin frūctus enjoyment, fruit from past participle of fruī to enjoy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- (1125–75) Middle English fruit, frut "fruits and vegetables" from Old French fruit, from Latin fructus, a derivative of Latin frui (“to have the benefit of, to use, to enjoy”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhrug- (“to make use of, to have enjoyment of”); cognate with Modern German brauchen "to use", English brook "to tolerate". Displaced native Middle English ovet (“fruit”) (from Old English ofett (“fruit”)), Middle English wastum, wastom (“fruit, growth”) (from Old English wæstm (“growth, produce, increase, fruit”)), Middle English blede (“fruit, flower, offspring”) (from Old English blēd (“fruit, flower”)).