fruit


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, edible part of a plant that resembles seed-bearing fruit, even if it does not develop from a floral ovary; also used in a technically imprecise sense for some sweet or sweetish vegetables, such as rhubarb, that resemble a true fruit or are used in cookery as if they were a fruit.

Fruit salad is a simple way of making fruits into a dessert.

2. verb /fɹuːt/
To produce fruit.

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


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