fruit

  • 41 fruit — 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) <… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 42 fruit — Synonyms and related words: Catawba, Persian melon, Valencia orange, acorn, advantages, aftermath, akee, alligator pear, ananas, apple, apricot, artifact, auntie, avocado, banana, bear, bear fruit, bearberry, bearing, benefits, berry, bi guy,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 43 fruit*/*/*/ — [fruːt] noun [C/U] (plural fruit fruits) a type of food that grows on trees or plants, for example apples and oranges Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.[/ex] She always has a piece of fruit for dessert.[/ex] • bear fruit to have a… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 44 fruit — nm. FRI (Albanais.001b, Arvillard.228, Montagny Bozel.026), FRUI (001a, Annecy.003, Notre Dame Be., Saxel.002, Thônes.004), frwi (Cordon.083, Lanslevillard). E. : Saison. A1) (les) fruits des arbres (des vergers) en général (surtout pommes et… …

    Dictionnaire Français-Savoyard

  • 45 fruit — noun 1 part of a plant ADJECTIVE ▪ fresh ▪ overripe, ripe, unripe ▪ rotten ▪ candied, dried …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 46 fruit — 1. noun /fɹuːt/ a) The seed bearing part of a plant, often edible, colourful/colorful and fragrant, produced from a floral ovary after fertilization. While cucumber is technically a fruit, one would not usually use it to make jam. b) Any sweet,… …

    Wiktionary

  • 47 fruit —   Hua, hua ai; pī ai (berry like fruit, rare).    ♦ Small or inferior fruit, hua li i, hua iki.    ♦ Blasted fruit, hua ai mālili, hua lili.    ♦ Fallen fruit, hua hā ule.    ♦ Having many leaves but little fruit, pālahalaha lau.    ♦ To bear or… …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 48 fruit — The produce of a tree or plant which contains the seed or is used for food. The edible reproductive body of a seed plant. The effect or consequence of an act or operation. @ civil fruits In the civil law (fructus civiles) are such things as the… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 49 fruit — The produce of a tree or plant which contains the seed or is used for food. The edible reproductive body of a seed plant. The effect or consequence of an act or operation. @ civil fruits In the civil law (fructus civiles) are such things as the… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 50 Fruit —    A word as used in Scripture denoting produce in general, whether vegetable or animal. The Hebrews divided the fruits of the land into three classes:,    1) The fruit of the field, corn fruit (Heb. dagan); all kinds of grain and pulse.    2)… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 51 fruit — In the literal sense, such fruit as figs (1 Kgs. 4:25) and pomegranates were familiar in Palestine (Num. 13:23) as well as mulberries and melons. Children are known as fruit of the womb (Luke 1:42). Figuratively, human conduct is thought of as… …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 52 fruit — noun 1》 the sweet and fleshy product of a tree or other plant that contains seed and can be eaten as food.     ↘Botany the seed bearing structure of a plant, e.g. an acorn.     ↘archaic or literary natural produce that can be used for food: the… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 53 fruit — see when all fruit fails, welcome haws he that would eat the fruit must climb the tree September blow soft, till the fruit’s in the loft stolen fruit is sweet the tree is known by its fruit …

    Proverbs new dictionary

  • 54 fruit — [[t]frut[/t]] n. pl. fruits, (esp. collectively)fruit, n. 1) bot the edible part of a plant developed from a flower and containing one or more seeds with any accessory tissues, as the peach, mulberry, or banana 2) bot the developed ovary of a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 55 fruit — /frut / (say frooht) noun 1. any product of vegetable growth useful to humans or animals. 2. Botany a. the developed ovary of a seed plant with its contents and accessory parts, as the pea pod, nut, tomato, pineapple, etc. b. the edible part of a …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 56 FRUIT — s. m. T. de Maçonnerie. Il se dit de La retraite ou diminution d épaisseur qu on donne à une muraille à mesure qu on l élève. Donner du fruit à une muraille. Il ne faut pas élever le mur tout à fait à plomb, il faut lui donner un peu de fruit, il …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 57 fruit — 1. n. a strange person. (Now overwhelmed by sense 2.) □ Ted is such a fruit. □ Sam comes on like a fruit, but it’s just his sense of humor. 2. AND fruiter n. a homosexual person. (Rude and derogatory.) □ Bob thinks that you know who is a fruit …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 58 fruit — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. product, yield, harvest; offspring, result, consequence, outgrowth. See production, effect. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The edible growth of a plant] Syn. fruitage, berry, drupe, grain, nut, root, tuber,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 59 fruit — [12] English acquired fruit via Old French fruit from Latin frūctus, a source more clearly on display in fructify [14], fructose [19], etc. The underlying meaning of the Latin noun seems to have been ‘enjoyment of that which is produced’, for it… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 60 fruit —    1. a male homosexual    Which came first, the raisin or the fruit!    Probably the raisin, from the French meaning, lipstick:     Pastor was screwing that Mexican fruit. (Deighton, 1972)    2. an irrational or unpredictable person    An… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms


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