- the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
- the consequence of some effort or action
- an amount of a product
The developed ripened ovary of a seed plant, e.g. pea pod, nut, tomato. The ripened ovary with adnate parts.
The main component of the wine, usually grape but other fruits are also used to make wine, such as pear, plum, etcFound on http://www.translationdirectory.com/glossaries/glossary092.htm
In flowering plants, the structure which encloses the seeds. True fruits develop from the ovary wall, such as bananas and tomatoes, though not all fruits are edible, such as the dry pods of milkweed or the winged fruits of the maple.Found on http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/glossary_8.html
- the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant 2. [n] - the consequence of some effort or action 3. [v] - cause to bear fruit 4. [v] - bear fruit, as of trees and plantsFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=fruit
Something used to carry the seeds of flowering plants. Can be fleshy or dry.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20442
The ripened ovary of a flower, containing seeds.
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The fertilised and ripened ovary, with any attached structures.
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The main component of the wine, usually grape but other fruits are also used to make wine, such as pear, plum, etc. Often mentioned when the fruit isn't grown in the same site as the winery, such as 'the wine is produced here on-site, but the fruit is purchased from a vineyard upstate.'
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Fruit noun [ Middle English fruit , frut , French fruit , from Latin fructus enjoyment, product, fruit, from frui , past participle fructus , to enjoy; akin to English brook , transitive verb See Brook , Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/F/82
Fruit intransitive verb
To bear fruit. Chesterfield. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/F/82
<plant biology> The seed-bearing structure in angiosperms formed from the ovary after flowering. ... (13 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
the consequence of some effort or action; `he lived long enough to see the fruit of his policies`Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=fruit
(frldbomact) the matured ovary of a plant, including the seed and its envelopes.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (v. t.) The pulpy, edible seed vessels of certain plants, especially those grown on branches above ground, as apples, oranges, grapes, melons, berries, etc. See 3. • (v. t.) The produce of animals; offspring; young; as, the fruit of the womb, of the loins, of the body. • (v. t.) The spore cases or conceptacles of flowerless plants,...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/fruit/
(from the article `Asia`) The continent produces a variety of tropical and subtropical fruit, mainly for domestic consumption. Transport facilities, where available, can be ... ...and chive; an immature flower, such as cauliflower, broccoli, and artichoke; a seed, such as pea and lima bean; the immature fruit, such as ... Vegetables ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/f/66
in its strict botanical sense, the fleshy or dry ripened ovary of a plant, enclosing the seed or seeds. Thus, apricots, bananas, and grapes, as well ... [18 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/f/66
fruit 1. The ripened ovary or ovaries of a seed-bearing plant, together with accessory parts, containing the seeds and occurring in a wide variety of forms. 2. An edible, usually sweet and fleshy form of a plant structure. 3. A part or an amount of a plant product, served as food. 4. The fertile, often spore-bearing structure of a plant that doe...Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/860/2
The seed-bearing organ.Found on http://www.naturehills.com/plant_glossary.xhtml
The structure that develops from the ovary and accessory parts of a flower after after fertilization. True fruits are formed from the carpels, while in false fruits other parts of the flower are involved, for example in the apple the fleshy pulp is derived from the receptacle. Fruits may simple (d...Found on http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/F/fruit.html
fruit, matured ovary of the pistil of a flower, containing the seed. After the egg nucleus, or ovum, has been fertilized (see fertilization) and the embryo plantlet begins to form, the surrounding ovule (see pistil) develops into a seed and the ovary wall (pericarp) around the ovule becomes the frui...Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0819792.html
Fruit is old British slang for a fellow, used as a term of address.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/ZF.HTM
Fruit is a botanical term for the mature ovary of a plant comprised of two parts, the pericarp and the seed. In simple terms, a fruit is the product of a plant comprising its seed or seeds and the envelope around the seed or seeds.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/BF.HTM
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In botany, the ripened ovary in flowering plants that develops from one or more seeds or carpels and encloses one or more seeds. Its function is to protect the seeds during their development and to aid in their dispersal. Fruits are often edible, sweet, juicy, and colourful. When eaten they provide ...Found on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0007044.html
The edible part of a plant, shrub, or tree also developed from a flower and consisting of one or more seeds and the mass of juicy flesh that is used as food.Found on http://www.fruitsinfo.com/glossary-f.htm
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