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fruitnoun

uk   us   /fruːt/

fruit noun (PLANT PART)

A1 [C or U] the soft part containing seeds that is produced by a plant. Many types of fruit are sweet and can be eaten: Apricots are the one fruit I don't like. Oranges, apples, pears, and bananas are all types of fruit. Would you like some fruit for dessert? The cherry tree in our garden is in fruit (= it has fruit growing on it). I like exotic fruit, like mangoes and papayas. How many pieces of fresh fruit do you eat in a day? fruit trees He runs a fruit and vegetable stall in the market.
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[C] specialized biology the part of any plant that holds the seeds
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fruit noun (RESULT)

the fruit/fruits of sth C2 the pleasant or successful result of work or actions: This book is the fruit of 15 years' research. It's been hard work, but now the business is running smoothly you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labours.

fruit noun (PERSON)

[C] slang a gay man. Many people consider this word offensive.

fruitverb [I]

uk   us   /fruːt/ specialized
When a plant fruits, it produces fruit: Over the last few years, our apple trees have been fruiting much earlier than usual.
Translations of “fruit”
in Arabic فاكِهة…
in Korean 과일…
in Malaysian buah, hasil…
in French fruit…
in Turkish meyve…
in Italian frutto, frutta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 植物的部分, 水果, 果實…
in Russian фрукт…
in Polish owoc, owoce…
in Vietnamese quả, thành quả…
in Spanish fruta, fruto…
in Portuguese fruta…
in Thai ผลไม้, ผล…
in German die Frucht, der Ertrag…
in Catalan fruita…
in Japanese フルーツ…
in Indonesian buah, hasil…
in Chinese (Simplified) 植物的部分, 水果, 果实…
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