I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from frut, fruit, from Latin fructus fruit, use, from frui to enjoy, have the use of — more at brook Date: 12th century 1. a. a product of plant growth (as grain, vegetables, or cotton) <
the fruits of the field
b. (1) the usually edible reproductive body of a seed plant; especially one having a sweet pulp associated with the seed <
the fruit of the tree
(2) a succulent plant part (as the petioles of a rhubarb plant) used chiefly in a dessert or sweet course c. a dish, quantity, or diet of fruits <
live on fruit
d. a product of fertilization in a plant with its modified envelopes or appendages; specifically the ripened ovary of a seed plant and its contents e. the flavor or aroma of fresh fruit in mature wine 2. offspring, progeny 3. a. the state of bearing fruit <
a tree in fruit
b. the effect or consequence of an action or operation ; product, result <
the fruits of our labor
4. usually disparaging a male homosexual • fruited adjective II. verb Date: 14th century intransitive verb to bear fruit transitive verb to cause to bear fruit

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

(of the earth for the supply of man and animals), , , / , , , , / , , / / (of certain plants and agreeable flavor)

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