Meaning of “fruit salad” in the English Dictionary

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"fruit salad" in British English

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fruit saladnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌfruːt ˈsæl.əd/ us /ˌfruːt ˈsæl.əd/

Examples from literature

  • About all I knew how to make when we came to Green Valley was fudge, fruit salad and toasted marshmallows. 
  • At less formal dinners the sweet dessert may be omitted, and cheese and hard crackers, a fruit salad, or toasted wafers and coffee may be substituted. 
  • Bananas combine well with any other fruit and, being the least expensive fruit, may be used as the basis of fruit salads. 
  • He made pancakes and cut up pears and peaches and apples and bananas for fruit salad. 
  • When new figs are seasonable, they may be used in fruit salads to take the place of the honey. 

(Definition of “fruit salad” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)