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English definition of “fruit”

fruit

noun (PLANT PART)    /fruːt/
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. → Compare vegetableFruits and seeds and their parts [C] specialized biology the part of any plant that holds the seedsFruits and seeds and their parts
(Definition of fruit noun (PLANT PART) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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