fruit meaning

[ fru:t ] Pronunciation:   "fruit" in a sentence
  • Noun: fruit  froot
    1. The ripened reproductive body of a seed plant 
    2. An amount of a product
      - yield 
    3. The consequence of some effort or action
      "he lived long enough to see the fruit of his policies"
    Verb: fruit  froot
    1. Cause to bear fruit 
    2. Bear fruit
      "the trees fruited early this year"

    Derived forms: fruiting, fruits, fruited

    See also: fructify, fruitage, fruiterer [Brit], fruition, fruitlet, fruity

    Type of: aftermath, bear, consequence, product, production, reproductive structure, turn out

    Encyclopedia: Fruit Fruit, tree

  • [American slang]
    n. a strange person.
    • Ted is such a fruit.
    • Sam comes on like a fruit, but it's just his sense of humor.

  • [British slang]
    Noun. A male homosexual. Only mildly offensive these days. Derog. [Orig. U.S.]

  • [Slang]
    (noun, count)
    homosexual male
    note: term not used much today.

  • [Medicine]
    The fleshy or dry ripened ovary of a plant,enclosing the seed or seeds. n often attrib
    1 : the usu. edible reproductive body of a seed plant; esp : one having a sweet pulp associated with the seed ‹the fruit of the tree›
    2 : a product of fertilization in a plant with its modified envelopes or appendages; specif : the ripened ovary of a seed plant and its contents


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  1. wild fruit kept us from dying of starvation.
  2. these orchards were interplanted with soft fruits.
  3. the seed is the potential flower and fruit.
  4. the branches bent low with ripened fruits.
  5. how do you like these fruits, mr. li?

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