fruit tree

Definitions

  • "HE TOOK A CONTENTED SURVEY OF HIS FRUIT TREES."
    "HE TOOK A CONTENTED SURVEY OF HIS FRUIT TREES."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fruit tree tree bearing edible fruit
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A man on a donkey picks fruit from a tree A man on a donkey picks fruit from a tree

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are no blossoms on the branches of a fig tree, instead it is inside the fruit
    • Fruit tree (Hort) a tree cultivated for its edible fruit.
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Quotations

  • Peter Seller
    Peter Seller
    “Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.”
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    “Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “Sir, he throws away his money without thought and without merit. I do not call a tree generous that sheds its fruit at every breeze.”
  • Hare Charles
    Hare Charles
    “Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.”
  • Henry Miller
    Henry%20Miller
    “Sin, guilt, neurosis --they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge.”
  • St. Basil
    St. Basil
    “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.”

Usage

In literature:

The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America.
"Rural Architecture" by Lewis Falley Allen
I know one nurseryman who, beside the regular nursery fruit tree grafting scion wood, kept many scions of nut trees.
"Northern Nut Growers Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-First Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
In trees we have some fruit trees which are never worth a cent.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Fruit globose or very slightly pear-shaped, remaining on the tree throughout the winter.
"Handbook of the Trees of New England" by Lorin Low Dame
There are several hundred insects which ravage fruit trees, attacking the roots, trunk, foliage and fruit.
"Checking the Waste" by Mary Huston Gregory
Aulia Aonla, a fruit-bearing tree.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
The third hall will bring you into a garden, planted with fine fruit trees.
"Favorite Fairy Tales" by Logan Marshall
Light soils cause the tree to grow upright and to bear fruit of poor flavor.
"Apple Growing" by M. C. Burritt
Many people raise fruit trees directly from seed without grafting.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
Among the hickories the Barnes, of which there are 3 trees, has fruited several times but in no case have the nuts been filled.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
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In poetry:

Oh that I were an orenge-tree,
That busie plant!
Then should I ever laden be,
And never want
Some fruit for him that dressed me
"Employment [II]" by George Herbert
The 'potamus can never reach
The mango on the mango-tree;
But fruits of pomegranate and peach
Refresh the Church from over sea.
"The Hippopotamus" by T S Eliot
Lord! what a wretched land is this,
That yields us no supply!
No cheering fruits, no wholesome trees,
Nor streams of living joy!
"Hymn 53" by Isaac Watts
"There is no water can supply them
In western streams that flow,
There is no fruit can satisfy them
On orchard trees that grow."
"Apples And Water" by Robert Graves
The thorn-tree cast its evil fruit
And blushed with plum and pear,
And seeded grass and trodden root
Grew sweet beneath their care.
"A Lay Of Old Time" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Hearken to what the Spirit saith,
To him that overcomes by faith;
The fruit of life's unfading tree,
In paradise his food shall be.
"Ephesus" by John Newton

In news:

Parents, teachers and community volunteers also search for fruit among the branches of about 100 trees in the orchard behind the Stone Oak school.
My mom's pomegranate tree has very low fruit yield.
If you were to plant a seed from an apple bought at the supermarket, most likely the tree it produced would not bear sweet fruit.
He was a master gardener and enjoyed growing fruit trees.
See that bright red hawthorn fruit and that splotch of scarlet leaves on the maple tree beginning to turn.
Starting a compost pile now near the garden and (if you have them) fruit trees will bring many rewards with produce and fruit production come spring.
Those living in California's tree fruit country are beginning to notice that orchards are being pushed out and often not replaced.
If you want your fruit trees to boom in the summer, raising mason bees might be the best buzz available.
To prevent the formation of those hard, messy seedpods and fruits on these and other ornamental trees-spray the foliage with "Florel Fruit Eliminator" before flowering ends.
Washington State University considers variety development crucial to the tree fruit industry.
UC scientists and cooperators traveled the world looking for natural enemies of the olive fruit fly — the most important pest of olive trees — and found several parasites of the fruit fly that may help control efforts.
Fruits from infected trees fall prematurely and are bitter, misshapen and green .
GALLS—Tiny round galls that have appeared on oak trees are harmless , according to Michele Warmund, horticulture professor and University of Missouri Extension fruit specialist.
PORTLAND (AP) — An invasive moth that can damage hardwood and fruit trees has been spreading in Maine.
The challenges the tree fruit industry faces today require research-based solutions.
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In science:

When dealing with the canonical portion of the CM diagram, let me spend only few words also on theoretical models for pulsating RR Lyrae stars, which appears to me a branch of the evolutionary tree laden with fruit.
Modern Stellar Evolution Models for Low Mass Stars
In addition we note 1) The statement that we wouldn’t want to throw away a tree containing one fit fruit is misleading.
Comment on `Tainted evidence: cosmological model selection versus fitting', by Eric V. Linder and Ramon Miquel (astro-ph/0702542v2)
We shall also use the powerful theory of cuts and structure trees developed by Dunwoody; see the book by Dicks and Dunwoody , or for another detailed description see Woess and Thomassen and Woess . A detailed study of structure theory may be very fruitful for obtaining information on the behaviour of the random walks.
A note on the Poisson boundary of lamplighter random walks
The theory of cuts and structure trees was first developed by Dunwoody; see the book by Dicks and Dunwoody [DD89], or for another detailed description see Woess [Woe00] and Thomassen and Woess [TW93]. A detailed study of structure theory may be very fruitful for obtaining information on the behaviour of random walks.
Lamplighter Random Walks and Entropy-Sensitivity of Languages
Then God said: “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seeds in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
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