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"fruit" in British English

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fruitnoun

uk   /fruːt/  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 (PERSON)

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

fruitverb [I]

uk   /fruːt/  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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fruitnoun

 us   /frut/
  • fruit noun (PLANT PART)

[C/U] an edible and usually sweet product of a plant or tree that contains seeds or a pit (= large hard seed): [C] We eat a lot of fruits and vegetables at our house. [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 economic growth 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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