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fruit  

  ( fruit    plural)   ( fruits    plural)   ( fruits    3rd person present)   ( fruiting    present participle)   ( fruited    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-var   Fruit or a fruit is something which grows on a tree or bush and which contains seeds or a stone covered by a substance that you can eat.  
Fresh fruit and vegetables provide fibre and vitamins., ...bananas and other tropical fruits..., Try to eat at least one piece of fruit a day.     
2       verb   If a plant fruits, it produces fruit.  
The scientists will study the variety of trees and observe which are fruiting.      V  
3       n-count   Thefruits or thefruitof someone's work or activity are the good things that result from it.  
usu the N of n  
The team have really worked hard and Mansell is enjoying the fruits of that labour..., The findings are the fruit of more than three years research.     
4   
    dried fruit  
    forbidden fruit  
    kiwi fruit  
    passion fruit  
5    If the effort that you put into something or a particular way of doing something bears fruit, it is successful and produces good results.  
bear fruit      phrase   V inflects  
He was naturally disappointed when the talks failed to bear fruit.     
6    The first fruits or the first fruit of a project or activity are its earliest results or profits.  
the first fruits      phrase   oft PHR of n  
This project is one of the first fruits of commercial co-operation between the two countries.     


dried fruit        ( dried fruits    plural  ) Dried fruit is fruit that has been preserved by being dried; used especially to refer to currants, raisins, or sultanas, which are kinds of dried grapes.      n-var  
forbidden fruit        ( forbidden fruits    plural  ) Forbidden fruit is a source of pleasure that involves breaking a rule or doing something that you are not supposed to do.      n-var  
...the forbidden fruit of an illicit romance.     
fruit bowl        ( fruit bowls    plural  ) A fruit bowl is a large bowl in which fruit is kept and displayed.      n-count  
fruit cocktail        ( fruit cocktails    plural  ) Fruit cocktail is a mixture of pieces of different kinds of fruit eaten as part of a meal.      n-var  
fruit fly        ( fruit flies    plural  ) Fruit flies are very small flies which eat fruit and rotting plants.      n-count  
fruit machine        ( fruit machines    plural  ) A fruit machine is a machine used for gambling. You put money into it and if a particular combination of symbols, especially fruit, appears, you win money.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use slot machine     
fruit salad        ( fruit salads    plural  ) Fruit salad is a mixture of pieces of different kinds of fruit. It is usually eaten as a dessert.      n-var  
kiwi fruit        ( kiwi fruit    plural)   ( kiwi fruits    plural  ) A kiwi fruit is a fruit with a brown hairy skin and green flesh.      n-var  
passion fruit        ( passion fruit    plural  ) A passion fruit is a small, round, brown fruit that is produced by certain types of tropical flower.      n-var  
soft fruit        ( soft fruits    plural  ) Soft fruits are small fruits with soft skins, such as strawberries and currants.  
  (BRIT)      n-var  
in AM, use berries     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
n.
something easy to get
n.
fleshy part of stone fruits (egg. peaches, plums)
protease

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