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Meaning of “fruit” in the English Dictionary

"fruit" in British English

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uk   us   /fruːt/
  • fruit noun (PLANT PART)

A1 [C or U] the ​softpartcontainingseeds 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 ​cherrytree in ​ourgarden 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 ​vegetablestall in the ​market.
[C] specialized biology the ​part of any ​plant that ​holds the ​seeds

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  • fruit noun (PERSON)

[C] slang a ​gay man. Many ​peopleconsider this word ​offensive.

fruitverb [I]

uk   us   /fruːt/ specialized
(Definition of fruit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fruit" in American English

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 us   /frut/
  • fruit noun (PLANT PART)

[C/U] an ​edible and usually ​sweetproduct of a ​plant or ​tree that ​containsseeds or a ​pit (= ​large hard ​seed): [C] We ​eat a lot of fruits and ​vegetables at ​ourhouse. [U] I usually ​eat a ​piece of ​fresh fruit with my ​lunch. biology [C/U] Fruit is also the ​part of a ​plant that ​contains the ​seed from which a new ​plant can ​grow.
  • fruit noun (RESULT)

[C usually pl] the ​result of ​work or ​actions, esp. if ​pleasant or ​successful: The fruits of ​economicgrowth are ​starting to make a ​difference in the ​lives of many ​workers.
(Definition of fruit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fruit”
in Korean 과일…
in Arabic فاكِهة…
in Malaysian buah, hasil…
in French fruit…
in Russian фрукт…
in Chinese (Traditional) 植物的部分, 水果, 果實…
in Italian frutto, frutta…
in Turkish meyve…
in Polish owoc, owoce…
in Spanish fruta, fruto…
in Vietnamese quả, thành quả…
in Portuguese fruta…
in Thai ผลไม้, ผล…
in German die Frucht, der Ertrag…
in Catalan fruita…
in Japanese フルーツ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 植物的部分, 水果, 果实…
in Indonesian buah, hasil…
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