Associations to the word «Fruit»


FRUIT, noun. (botany) The seed-bearing part of a plant, often edible, colourful/colorful and fragrant, produced from a floral ovary after fertilization.
FRUIT, noun. Any sweet, edible part of a plant that resembles seed-bearing fruit, even if it does not develop from a floral ovary; also used in a technically imprecise sense for some sweet or sweetish vegetables, such as rhubarb, that resemble a true fruit or are used in cookery as if they were a fruit.
FRUIT, noun. An end result, effect, or consequence; advantageous or disadvantageous result.
FRUIT, noun. Offspring from a sexual union.
FRUIT, noun. (colloquial) (derogatory) (dated) A homosexual or effeminate man.
FRUIT, verb. To produce fruit, seeds, or spores.
FRUIT BAT, noun. Any of several tropical fruit-eating bats of the family Pteropodidae; a megabat.
FRUIT BATS, noun. Plural of fruit bat
FRUIT BOWL, noun. A bowl used to keep fruit.
FRUIT BOWLS, noun. Plural of fruit bowl
FRUIT CAKE, noun. Alternative form of fruitcake
FRUIT CAKES, noun. Plural of fruit cake
FRUIT COCKTAIL, noun. A mixture of chopped fruit served as an appetizer, often chilled; tends to be less sweet than a fruit salad
FRUIT COCKTAILS, noun. Plural of fruit cocktail
FRUIT CUP, noun. (UK) A speciality drink, often gin-based, designed to be made into a long drink by adding a soft drink such as lemonade or ginger ale.
FRUIT CUP, noun. (US) fruit cocktail
FRUIT CUPS, noun. Plural of fruit cup
FRUIT DOT, noun. (botany) A sorus.
FRUIT DOVE, noun. A dove of the genus Ptilinopus, in the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. These colorful, frugivorous (fruit-eating) doves are found in the forests and woodlands throughout Southeast Asia and Oceania. It is a large genus with about 50 species, some threatened or already extinct.
FRUIT DOVES, noun. Plural of fruit dove
FRUIT FLIES, noun. Plural of fruit fly
FRUIT FLY, noun. Any insect of the Tephritidae family, whose larvae damage plant tissue.
FRUIT FLY, noun. Any insect of the Drosophilidae family, whose larvae feed on ripening fruit, especially the species Drosophila melanogaster that is used in genetic research.
FRUIT JUICE, noun. The juice of fruit.
FRUIT LEATHER, noun. Puréed fruit that has been poured on a flat surface to form a layer, then dehydrated, yielding a dry, thin, pliable food product that resembles a sheet of leather.
FRUIT LOOP, noun. Alternative form of fruitloop
FRUIT LOOP, proper noun. A gayborhood area of Las Vegas
FRUIT LOOPS, adjective. (pejorative) (slang) Crazy; deranged; fruity
FRUIT LOOPS, adjective. Any ring shaped rainbow colored cereal.
FRUIT MACHINE, noun. (British) A slot machine, especially one having spinning wheels identified with pictures of fruit.
FRUIT MACHINE, noun. (Canada) (humorous) A device developed to identify homosexual people by measuring their physical responses to different kinds of pornography.
FRUIT MACHINES, noun. Plural of fruit machine
FRUIT OF ONE'S LOINS, noun. (chiefly literary) (idiomatic) One's child or, collectively, one's children or descendants.
FRUIT OF THE POISONOUS TREE, noun. (US) (legal) (idiomatic) Evidence that has been obtained as the result of an illegal act on the part of law enforcement personnel (such as a warrantless search, or continued questioning of a witness who has invoked the right of counsel), and which is therefore excluded from being admitted as evidence in a trial.
FRUIT OF THE UNION, noun. (idiomatic) (chiefly literary) A child, especially from a marriage or similar union.
FRUIT PIGEON, noun. A name given to any of several fruit-eating doves or pigeons
FRUIT PIGEONS, noun. Plural of fruit pigeon
FRUIT SALAD, noun. A mixture of freshly cut fruit, sometimes with the addition of alcohol or yogurt, often served as a dessert.
FRUIT SALAD, noun. A canned mixture of chopped fruit in a syrup.
FRUIT SALADS, noun. Plural of fruit salad
FRUIT SUGAR, noun. (carbohydrate) fructose
FRUIT TREE, noun. A tree that bears a crop of edible fruit on a regular basis.
FRUIT TREES, noun. Plural of fruit tree
FRUIT UP, verb. To become full of fruit, seeds, or spores.
FRUIT UP, verb. To add fruit; To adorn or embellish with fruit.
FRUIT UP, verb. (idiomatic) (derogatory) (of a pedophile) To grope a young boy.
FRUIT WINE, noun. Wine whose main ingredient is a fruit other than grape.

Dictionary definition

FRUIT, noun. The ripened reproductive body of a seed plant.
FRUIT, noun. An amount of a product.
FRUIT, noun. The consequence of some effort or action; "he lived long enough to see the fruit of his policies".
FRUIT, verb. Cause to bear fruit.
FRUIT, verb. Bear fruit; "the trees fruited early this year".

Wise words

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