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fruit

  

      n  
1      (Botany)   the ripened ovary of a flowering plant, containing one or more seeds. It may be dry, as in the poppy, or fleshy, as in the peach  
2    any fleshy part of a plant, other than the above structure, that supports the seeds and is edible, such as the strawberry  
3    the spore-producing structure of plants that do not bear seeds  
4    any plant product useful to man, including grain, vegetables, etc.  
5    often pl   the result or consequence of an action or effort  
6      (Brit)  
slang, old-fashioned   chap; fellow: used as a term of address  
7    Slang     (chiefly Brit)   a person considered to be eccentric or insane  
8    Slang     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   a male homosexual  
9    Archaic   offspring of man or animals; progeny  
      vb  
10    to bear or cause to bear fruit  
     (C12: from Old French, from Latin fructus enjoyment, profit, fruit, from frui to enjoy)  
  fruitlike      adj  


accessory fruit  
      n      another name for       pseudocarp  
collective fruit  
      n      another name for       multiple fruit  
false fruit  
      n      another name for       pseudocarp  
forbidden fruit  
      n   any pleasure or enjoyment regarded as illicit, esp. sexual indulgence  
fruit bat  
      n   any large Old World bat of the suborder Megachiroptera, occurring in tropical and subtropical regions and feeding on fruit  
   Compare       insectivorous bat  
fruit body  
      n      a variant of       fruiting body  
fruit cocktail  
      n   fruit salad consisting of small or diced fruits  
fruit cup  
      n   a variety of fruits served in a cup or glass as an appetizer or dessert  
fruit drop  
      n  
1    the premature shedding of fruit from a tree before fully ripe  
2    a boiled sweet with a fruity flavour  
fruit fly  
      n  
1    any small dipterous fly of the family Trypetidae, which feed on and lay their eggs in plant tissues  
   See also       gallfly  
2    any dipterous fly of the genus Drosophila  
   See       drosophila  
fruit knife  
      n   a small stainless knife for cutting fruit  
fruit machine  
      n     (Brit)   a gambling machine that pays out when certain combinations of diagrams, usually of fruit, appear on a dial  
fruit salad  
      n   a dish consisting of sweet fruits cut up and served in a syrup: often sold canned  
fruit sugar  
      n      another name for       fructose  
fruit tree  
      n   any tree that bears edible fruit  
key fruit  
      n      another name for       samara  
kiwi fruit  
      n   the edible oval fruit of the kiwi plant, Actinidia chinensis, a climbing plant native to Asia but grown extensively in New Zealand; it has a brown fuzzy skin and pale green flesh,   (Also called)    Chinese gooseberry  
Mediterranean fruit fly  
      n   a species of dipterous fly, Ceratitis capitata, having marbled wings, whose maggots tunnel into fruits such as citrus, peach, and vine in the Mediterranean area, South Africa, and elsewhere: family Trypetidae,   (Also called)    medfly  
multiple fruit  
      n   a fruit, such as a pineapple, formed from the ovaries of individual flowers in an inflorescence  
passion fruit  
      n   the edible fruit of any of various passionflowers, esp. granadilla  
sharon fruit  
      n      another name for       persimmon       2  
simple fruit  
      n   a fruit, such as a grape or cherry, that is formed from only one ovary  
soft fruit  
      n     (Brit)   any of various types of small edible stoneless fruit, such as strawberries, raspberries, and currants, borne mainly on low-growing plants or bushes  
star fruit  
      n      another name for       carambola  
stone fruit  
      n      the nontechnical name for       drupe  
wall fruit  
      n   fruit grown on trees trained against a wall for the shelter and warmth it provides  
Dictionnaire anglais Collins English definition-Thesaurus  
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fruit

  
1    crop, harvest, produce, product, yield  
2    advantage, benefit, consequence, effect, end result, outcome, profit, result, return, reward  
    food  

Dictionnaire anglais Collins English synonyme-Thesaurus  

low hanging fruit n.
something easy to get

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n.
a round and sweet fruit with pale, orange-colored skin that comes from a tree of the same name
n.
fleshy part of stone fruits (egg. peaches, plums)
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