fruit has definitions from the field of botany
[ noun ] (botany) the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant

Used in print

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

`` Along with the fruit they did also fall under the power of death , because they did eat in disobedience ; and disobedience to God entails death .

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

This delightful tropical fruit has become well-known in the past thirty years because modern transportation methods have made it possible to ship avocado anywhere in the United_States .

You will find that avocado is unlike any other fruit you have ever tasted .

It is a flavor that might take a_little getting used_to - not because it is unpleasant , but because the flavor is hard to define in the light of our experience with other fruits .

The fruit is allowed to mature on the tree , but it is still firm at this point .

[ noun ] an amount of a product



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(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

I want , therefore , to discuss a second and quite different fruit of science , the connection between scientific understanding and fear .

(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)

He flew about the place making these adjustments and it was obvious that what he was doing was the fruit of long experience .

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product yield

[ noun ] the consequence of some effort or action


"he lived long enough to see the fruit of his policies"

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(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

Representing as_it_did the efforts of only unauthorized individuals of the Roman and Anglican_Churches , and urging a communion of prayer unacceptable to Rome , this association produced little fruit , and , in_fact , was condemned by the Holy_Office in 1864 .

(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)

The latest and , significantly , greatest fruit of_this theatrical vine is The , an adaptation of Basho 's classic frog haiku by Roger_Entwhistle , a former University_of_Maryland chemistry instructor .

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[ verb ] cause to bear fruit
[ verb ] (botany) bear fruit, as of trees and plants

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