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These fruits are edible and taste sweet and creamy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The rise is likely to be hailed by ministers as evidence that school reforms are bearing fruit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They found patients who added fruit and veg to their diet reduced their need for drugs. The Sun (2016)For a totally fresh fruits de mer experience go to the little warehouse nearby. The Sun (2016)They look and taste home-made with a gooey centre and a good balance of fruit and herbs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was scurrying around, close to the bag of fruit on a work surface. The Sun (2016)There is a fruit machine in one corner of his office, a gift from the family. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A good amount of fruit and it's moist. The Sun (2016) Plant now for fruit next August and September. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The beauty of stone fruit lies in it being perfectly ripe. Food Watch (1994)It is really good in fruit smoothies. The Sun (2015)Those gardeners who want a real taste of the tropics could try growing plants with edible fruit. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is a prolific variety dripping with fruits that change in colour as they mature. The Sun (2011)We provide fruit and kitchen space for people to make tea and coffee and keep milk. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Such a shelf of publications could not but be the fruit of immense study. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Whether we will see the fruits of this work this afternoon is one the great subplots. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The art of grafting fruit and other plants has been around for thousands of years. The Sun (2012)Once this need is made clear the longing is allowed to bear its proper fruit. What the Bee Knows - reflections on myth, symbol and story (1989)You have to grab that fruit because no one will do it for you. Christianity Today (2000)We might as well bring back the stocks and throw rotting fruit and veg at them. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This period is stretching but also rewarding as you see the fruits of your labour emerge. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Fresh red fruits will only improve with age. Times, Sunday Times (2014)When you crave something sweet eat fresh fruit instead. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)This week brought signs that their efforts were bearing fruit. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There is no limit to how much fresh fruit you can eat in a day. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)Like eating a bit of fruit day. The Sun (2006)Combining it with fruit is a good way to up their fruit intake. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The fruits are still edible but need to be picked before they go mouldy. The Sun (2011)Eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables a day? Times, Sunday Times (2016)All the stone fruits and especially cherries need a spell of really cold weather to bring on a big flush of flowers. The Sun (2010)Dry, with reasonable acidity coming through to balance the fruit. Thorsons Organic Wine Guide (1991)Fruit fly research certainly isn't glamorous. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Increase whole clean foods More vegetables, fruit and grains as above. Coming Off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills (1991)
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Translations for 'fruit'
British English: fruit /fruːt/ NOUN
Fruit is something which grows on a tree or bush and which contains seeds or a stone covered by edible flesh. Apples, oranges, and bananas are all fruit.
Fresh fruit and vegetables provide vitamins.
- American English: fruit
- Arabic: فاكِهَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: fruta
- Chinese: 水果
- Croatian: voće
- Czech: ovoce
- Danish: frugt
- Dutch: fruit
- European Spanish: fruta
- Finnish: hedelmä
- French: fruit
- German: Frucht
- Greek: φρούτο
- Italian: frutta
- Japanese: 果物
- Korean: 과일
- Norwegian: frukt
- Polish: owoc
- European Portuguese: fruta
- Romanian: fruct
- Russian: фрукты
- Spanish: fruta
- Swedish: frukt
- Thai: ผลไม้
- Turkish: meyve
- Ukrainian: фрукт
- Vietnamese: trái cây
Definition of fruit from the Collins English Dictionary
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