Fruit Definition

fro͝ot
fruited, fruiting, fruits
noun
fruits
An edible, usually sweet and fleshy form of such a structure.
American Heritage
A part or an amount of such a plant product, served as food.
Fruit for dessert.
American Heritage
Any plant product, as grain, flax, vegetables, etc.
Webster's New World
The edible plant structure of a mature ovary of a flowering plant, usually eaten raw: many fruits which are not sweet, as tomatoes, beans, green peppers, etc., are popularly called vegetables.
Webster's New World
The mature ovary of a flowering plant, together with its contents, and any closely connected parts, as the whole peach, pea pod, cucumber, etc.
Webster's New World
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verb
fruited, fruiting, fruits
To produce or cause to produce fruit.
American Heritage
To bear or cause to bear fruit.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Fruit

Noun

Singular:
fruit
Plural:
fruits

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

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