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Definition of Fruit


  1. Whatever is produced for the nourishment or enjoyment of man or animals by the processes of vegetable growth, as corn, grass, cotton, flax, etc.; -- commonly used in the plural.
  2. The pulpy, edible seed vessels of certain plants, especially those grown on branches above ground, as apples, oranges, grapes, melons, berries, etc. See 3.
  3. The ripened ovary of a flowering plant, with its contents and whatever parts are consolidated with it.
  4. The spore cases or conceptacles of flowerless plants, as of ferns, mosses, algae, etc., with the spores contained in them.
  5. The produce of animals; offspring; young; as, the fruit of the womb, of the loins, of the body.
  6. That which is produced; the effect or consequence of any action; advantageous or desirable product or result; disadvantageous or evil consequence or effect; as, the fruits of labor, of self-denial, of intemperance.
  7. To bear fruit.

Fruit Quotations

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. - Aristotle
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
Saint Basil

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
Abraham Joshua Heschel

Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself.
Joseph Campbell
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Fruit Translations

fruit in Afrikaans is vrug
fruit in Danish is frugt
fruit in Dutch is vrucht
fruit in French is fruitier, fruit
fruit in German is Obst, Obst/Frucht, Frucht
fruit in Italian is frutti, frutto, frutta
fruit in Latin is fructus fructus, pomum
fruit in Norwegian is frukt
fruit in Portuguese is fruta
fruit in Spanish is fruta
fruit in Swedish is frukt