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Fruit appears in the following tongue twister:

  • How much juice does a fruit juice producer produce when a fruit juice producer produces fruit juice? We can deduce a fruit juice produces as much juice as a fruit juice produce can seduce from the fruit that produces juice.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun fruit:


The word fruit is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun fruit

What does fruit mean as a name of something?

Fruit is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: fruits

  1. the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic term: reproductive structure = the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
    • more specific terms:
      • edible fruit = edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
      • juniper berry = berrylike fruit of a plant of the genus Juniperus especially the berrylike cone of the common juniper
      • May apple = edible but insipid fruit of the May apple plant
      • achene = small dry indehiscent fruit with the seed distinct from the fruit wall
      • gourd = any of numerous inedible fruits with hard rinds
      • prairie gourd = small hard green-and-white inedible fruit of the prairie gourd plant
      • blue fig / quandong = the fruit of the Brisbane quandong tree
      • acorn = fruit of the oak tree: a smooth thin-walled nut in a woody cup-shaped base
      • olive = small ovoid fruit of the European olive tree
      • rose hip / rosehip / hip = the fruit of a rose plant
      • wild cherry = the fruit of the wild cherry tree
      • marasca = small bitter fruit of the marasca cherry tree from whose juice maraschino liqueur is made
      • hagberry = small cherry much liked by birds
      • chokecherry = the fruit of the chokecherry tree
      • rowanberry = decorative red berrylike fruit of a rowan tree
      • buffalo nut / elk nut / oil nut = oily drupaceous fruit of rabbitwood
      • capitulum / spike / ear = fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn
      • fruitlet = a diminutive fruit, especially one that is part of a multiple fruit
      • seed = a small hard fruit
      • berry = a small fruit having any of various structures, e.g., simple (grape or blueberry) or aggregate
      • aggregate fruit / multiple fruit / syncarp = fruit consisting of many individual small fruits or drupes derived from separate ovaries within a common receptacle: e.g. blackberry; raspberry
      • stone fruit / drupe = fleshy indehiscent fruit with a single seed: e.g. almond; peach; plum; cherry; elderberry; olive
      • false fruit / pome = a fleshy fruit (apple or pear or related fruits) having seed chambers and an outer fleshy part
      • seedpod / pod = a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant
      • pyxidium / pyxis = fruit of such plants as the plantain
      • accessory fruit / pseudocarp = fruit containing much fleshy tissue besides that of the ripened ovary
      • buckthorn berry / yellow berry = fruit of various buckthorns yielding dyes or pigments
      • cubeb = spicy fruit of the cubeb vine
      • schizocarp = a dry dehiscent fruit that at maturity splits into two or more parts each with a single seed
  2. an amount of a product
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of fruit: yield
    • more generic words: product / production = an artifact that has been created by someone or some process
  3. the consequence of some effort or action
    • example: he lived long enough to see the fruit of his policies
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic words: aftermath / consequence = the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual

Alternative definition of the noun fruit


  1. [botany] The seed-bearing part of a plant, often edible, colourful/colorful and fragrant, produced from a floral ovary after fertilization.
  2. 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.
  3. A positive end result or reward of labour or effort.
  4. Offspring from a sexual union.
  5. [colloquial, derogatory, dated] A homosexual or effeminate man.

Definition of the verb fruit

What does fruit mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: fruited | fruiting | fruits

  1. cause to bear fruit
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
  2. bear fruit
    • example: the trees fruited early this year
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic terms: bear / turn out = bring forth

Alternative definition of the verb fruit


  1. To produce fruit.


Fruit: In botany, a fruit is a part of a flowering plant that derives from specific tissues of the flower, one or more ovaries, and in some cases accessory tissues. Fruits are the means by which these plants disseminate seeds. Many of them that bear edible fruits, in particular, have propagated with the movements of humans and animals in a symbiotic relationship as a means for seed dispersal and nutrition, respectively; in fact, humans and many animals have become dependent on fruits as a source of food. Fruits account for a substantial fraction of the world's agricultural output, and some have acquired extensive cultural and symbolic meanings.


  1. "Fruit" is the debut album by Danish band The Asteroids Galaxy Tour. It was released on September 21, 2009, in Europe, and October 27, 2009, in the US.
  2. "Fruit" a.k.a. "★fruit" is a musical album of Yam Yam.
    • released on (17 years ago)
  3. "Fruit" is a musical album of The Blue Aeroplanes.
    • released on (18 years ago)
  4. "Fruit" is a musical single of 10,000 Promises..
    • released on (10 years ago)
  5. "Fruit" is a musical album of Marie Bergman.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  6. "Fruit" is a musical album of Angels of Epistemology.
    • released on (22 years ago)
  7. "Fruit" is a musical album of KOOQLA.
    • released on (4 years ago)


Who is Fruit?

Fruit a.k.a. Jorge Tamez Chapa is a musician and the member of the band Jumbo.


Fruit are an indie folk rock band from Adelaide, Australia. The group was formed in 1995, and consists of Mel Watson, Susie Keynes, Sam Lohs, Yanya Boston, and Brian Ruiz. In 2003 they won the "Best Live Album" award at the Australian Live Music Awards. Their most recent album is Burn, which was released in June 2005.

  • albums: "Exposures left", "Hark at Her", "Here For Days", "Skin", "U.S. Limited Release Fruit EP", "Burn", "Shift, Recorded Live", "Live at the Basement"


  1. Fruit and fruitcake, as well as many variations, are slang or even sexual slang terms which have various origins but modern usage tend to primarily refer to gay men and sometimes other LGBT people. Usually used as pejoratives, the terms have also been re-appropriated as insider terms of endearment within LGBT communities. Many modern pop culture references within the gay nightlife like "Fruit Machine" and "Fruit Packers" have been appropriated for reclaiming usage, similar to queer and dyke.
  2. Fruit is a chess engine developed by Fabien Letouzey. In the SSDF rating list released on November 24, 2006, Fruit version 2.2.1 had a rating of 2842. In the CEGT rating list released on January 24, 2007, Fruit version 2.2.1 had a rating of 2776.
    • developers: Fabien Letouzey, Ryan Benitez
    • genre: Chess engine
    • license: GNU General Public License, Freeware
  3. Fruit: Fruits are the means by which many plants disseminate seeds.

Phrases with Fruit

Phrases starting with the word Fruit:

  1. fruit bar
  2. fruit bat
  3. Fruit cup
  4. fruit fly
  5. fruit bowl
  6. Fruit dove
  7. Fruit Loop
  8. fruit tree
  9. Fruit-Tree

Phrases ending with the word Fruit:

  1. key fruit
  2. Top Fruit
  3. Bear Fruit
  4. Frog Fruit
  5. kiwi fruit
  6. Kiwi-Fruit
  7. Soft Fruit
  8. star fruit
  9. ugli fruit
  10. dried fruit
  11. false fruit

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Fruit

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Google previewWildflowers of New England (2016)

Timber Press Field Guide by Ted Elliman, New England Wild Flower Society

Fruit is a capsule. Genus: Lachnanthes. hemerocAllidAceAe—hemerocAllis fAmily. Perennial herbs. Flowers are radially symmetrical, red-orange or yellow, large and branching, with 6 tepals and 6 stamens. Leaves are simple, basal, and ...

Google previewA General Natural History Or New and Accurate Description of the Animals, Vegetables and Minerals of the Different Parts of the World Etc (1751)

by John Hill

H E R E is no calyx, nor any corolla: the fruit is an oval, but somewhat quadrangular, berry,

calyx : the fruit is a drupe, of a roundish figure : the seed is single, of a roundish figure, lightly sulcated, and surrounded with a ...

Google previewA General Natural History: Or, New and Accurate Descriptions Of The Animals, Vegetables, and Minerals, Of the Different Parts of the World (1751)

With Their Virtues and Uses, as Far as Hitherto Certainly Known, in Medicine and Mechanics: Illustrated By a General Review of the Knowledge of the Ancients, and the Discoveries and Improvements of Later Ages in These Studies : Including The History of the Materia Medica, Pictoria, and Tinctoria, of the Present and Earlier Ages ; As Also Observations on the Neglected Properties of Many Valuable Substances Known at Present; and Attempts to Discover the Lost Medicines, Etc. of Former Ages, in a Series of Critical Enquiries Into the Materia Medica of the Ancient Greeks. ¬A History Of Plants

is fimple, of the length of the stamina, and bifid ; the two segments of it are also bifid: the stigmata are obtuse : the fruit is a dry, globose, acuminated drupe, covered with the cup: the seed is a sulcated nut, containing two cells.

Google previewA General Natural History: Or, New and Accurate Descriptions of the Animals, Vegetables, and Minerals, of the Different Parts of the World; with Their Virtues and Uses, as Far as Hitherto Certainly Known, in Medicine and Mechanics: Illustrated by a General Review of the Knowledge of the Ancients, and the Discoveries and Improvements of Later Ages in These Studies. Including the History of the Materia Medica, Pictoria, and Tinctoria of the Present and Earlier Ages .... (1751)

The fruit is a capsule of a turbinato-oval figure, surrounded by the cup, and has a kind of rostrum, or beak, proceeding, from it's top, formed by the connivent segments of the cup ; it contains only one cell, in which are numerous, very small, ...

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1809)

Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge : Illustrated with Upwards of 150 Elegant Engravings. A - B. 1 by William Nicholson

the fruit is an oblong oval capsule, consisting of three valves, and containing one cell, in which are several seeds.

Google previewHandbook of Plant and Crop Physiology (2001)

by Mohammad Pessarakli

By definition, a fruit is the end product of a matured ovary.

Google previewA New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1819)

Including the Latest Improvement and Discovery and the Present States of Every Branch of Human Knowledge by George Gregory

The male calyx is quadripartite; the antherae adhere to the calyx; the female calyx consists of four leaves; there is no style; the stigma is obtuse; there is no corolla; the fruit is a berry with one seed. There are 12 species, only one of which is a ...

Google previewBritish Encyclopedia (1819)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

oval, patent, cru'civ form petals; the fruit is a very long compressed pod, containing several roundish compressedseeds.

its fruit is an oblong unilocular pod, contracted in the middle, and containing two oblong, obtuse, and gibbous seeds.

Google previewDay's Collacon: an Encyclopaedia of Prose Quotations (1884)

Consisting of Beautiful Thoughts, Choice Extracts and Sayings, of the Most Eminent Writers of All Nations, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, Together with a Comprehensive Biographical Index of Authors, and an Alphabetical List of Subjects Quoted

Fine fruit is the flower of commodities ; it is the most perfect union of the useful and the beautiful that the earth knows.

Good fruit is a great luxury, in which we may freely indulge, not only with impunity, but with advantage as to health, as well ...

Google previewFruit Seeds (2011)

A Pictorial Field Guide by Terry A. Woodger

Family: SAMBUCACEAE Common name: Sambucus Number of genera: 1 Number of species: 40 Origin: Tropical to temperate Plants: Small trees, shrubs, with some herbs The fruit is a fleshy, colorful drupe containing one seed. The flowers ...

Google previewTree, Shrub, and Vine Seeds (2011)

A Pictorial Field Guide by Terry A. Woodger

Batwing Coral Tree The fruit is an oval or cylindrical dry Erythrina vespertillio capsule that houses one to numerous...

laszantha mltcheln The fruit is a large, ...

Google previewThe Complete Guide to Saving Seeds (2011)

322 Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, Flowers, Trees, and Shrubs by Robert E. Gough, Cheryl Moore-Gough

Seed collection: The fruit is a dehiscent follicle. Collect the dry flowers before the fruits shatter. Seed cleaning: Spread the flowers on a screen to dry, then thresh or flail to extract the seeds. germination: Surface-sow the seeds and germinate ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

The fruit. Narcotic. Cochlearia. Cochlearia officinalis. Scurvy-grass. The leaves. Stimulating and attenuant. A conserve and spirit. An ingredient in other preparations. Coffea. Coffea Arabica. The coffee tree. The fruit. Stomachic and corroborant.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

TV fruit refrigerant, and the gum demulcent. Arwa. Arnica montana. German leopard's bane. Tie oerb, flowers, and roots. Antispasmodic, escic, cathartic. A warm infusion. Jriacsn. Arfenic. Corrosive. See Arsenic, Uj,io. iXSi. Artemi/ia vulgaris.

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Myrtus pimcnta Fruit .... Jamaica pepper . Yellow. 4.

Google previewThe Gardeners and Florists Dictionary, Or a Complete System of Horticulture: ... To which is Added, A Catalogue of Curious Trees, Plants and Fruits, ... In Two Volumes. By Philip Miller ... (1724)

by Philip Miller

will the Fruit be so well tasted, if the Plants are kept too moist. It is a common Practice, when Melon-Plants are set, to pinch or prune off the Running Branches two Joints above the Fruit, so that all the Sap of the Branch may be tum'd into the ...

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Scrabble value of F4R1U1I1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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