fruit

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfruːt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/frut/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fro̅o̅t)


Inflections of 'fruit' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
fruit
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (Especially as a collective plural—e.g. "There was a heap of fruit in the middle of the table.")
fruits
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (Mainly used to talk about different types—e.g. "Oranges and lemons are both fruits.")
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fruit

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [sweet, sour, rotten, ripe, tropical, citrus] fruit
  2. [fresh, frozen, dried, exotic, imported] fruit
  3. [organic, GMO] fruit
  4. [should, need to] eat your fruits and vegetables
  5. [should] eat more fruit
  6. a daily [serving, portion] of fruit
  7. the fruit [is, tastes] [sweet]
  8. the fruit is [in, out of] season
  9. this fruit is rich in [vitamins, proteins, antioxidants]
  10. [eat, have] fruit for [dessert, breakfast]
  11. [squeeze, chop, prepare, wash] the fruit
  12. the [tree, plant, bush] bears fruit in the [summer, spring, fall]
  13. the [plan, idea, product] never bore fruit
  14. [wants, is attracted to, has tasted] (the) forbidden fruit
  15. (enjoy) the fruit of your labors
  16. offensive, slang: he's a fruit
n as adj
  1. a fruit tree
  2. fruit [seeds, pits, peels]
  3. fruit pickers
  4. send a fruit basket [to, for]
  5. drink a fruit juice
  6. eat a fruit salad
  7. covered [in, with] fruit flies
v
  1. the [tree, bush, vine] fruits
  2. fruits [in summer, every year, all year long]
  3. fruits in [early, late] spring
  4. fruits from [May] to [July]
  5. [never, always] fruits
  6. (it) flowers and fruits
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