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fruit

fruit

 
 
pronunciation:
frut
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: fruit, fruits
definition 1: an edible plant product that has seeds and flesh, such as apple, banana, or strawberry.
Most fruits are sweet, but some, such as the avocado, are not.
 
definition 2: something that is a result or outcome.
She was pleased with the fruit of her efforts.
similar words:
offspring, outgrowth
definition 3: (offensive slang) a male homosexual.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: fruited, fruiting, fruits
definition: to bear fruit.
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Word History
Fruit comes from a Latin word that means "to have the use of" and "enjoy."
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activities with fruit
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see/see also fruit
some examples of fruits
some kinds of fruit
some parts of fruits
some people associated with fruit
some places for fruit
some things made from fruit
things that produce fruit