fruitage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fruitage the yield of fruit "a tree highly recommended for its fruitage"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fruitage Fruit, collectively; fruit, in general; fruitery. "The trees . . . ambrosial fruitage bear."
    • Fruitage Product or result of any action; effect, good or ill.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fruitage Fruits collectively; fruitery.
    • n fruitage The bearing or production of fruit or result.
    • n fruitage A painted or sculptured representation of fruit; a fruit-piece.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Fruitage fruit collectively: fruits
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Quotations

  • Orison Swett Marden
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    “Every germ of goodness will at last struggle into bloom and fruitage... true success follows every right step.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. fruitage,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. fruit, fruict—L. fructusfrui, fructus, to enjoy.

Usage

In literature:

The house, the bit of the world it gave upon, seemed a part of her life, the containing husk of all the fruitage born to her.
"Country Neighbors" by Alice Brown
But its better fruitage added an element to the composite American type which could not and cannot be spared.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
A land of leaf and fruitage in the glow Of palest glamours steeped.
"Lilith" by Ada Langworthy Collier
If I procure cuttings of a good apple, what shall I do with them that they may give me of their fruitage?
"The Apple-Tree" by L. H. Bailey
Yet would we expect from either system the same social fruitage that has been harvested from our American yeomanry?
"Chapters in Rural Progress" by Kenyon L. Butterfield
Cooperation, mutual service, is its fruitage.
"The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit" by Ralph Waldo Trine
When the husbandman beholds his vines entering into leafage and blossom, he nurtures them on into fruitage.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
Plants are thus kept in the dark in order to reserve their fruitage for a fitter season.
"Legends of the Saxon Saints" by Aubrey de Vere
They give promise of an early generous fruitage.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
We must ever be content to spend our labor upon beginnings, thankful for such fruitage as may appear from time to time.
"The Making of a Country Parish" by Harlow S. (Harlow Spencer) Mills
We must, therefore, regard the position of women in China, as the ultimate outcome and a most characteristic fruitage of Confucianism.
"Village Life in China" by Arthur H. Smith
The Hebrew Church demanded the instant fruitage of the death of Christ.
"Misread Passage of Scriptures" by J. Baldwin Brown
The next morning in both Stacy and Towers territory, hickories and walnuts and sycamores burst into copper fruitage.
"When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry" by Charles Neville Buck
He is the perfect fruitage of the Tree of Life.
"Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science" by Hudson Tuttle
Her gifts only grow to fruitage in the hands of workers.
"Lives of Poor Boys Who Became Famous" by Sarah K. Bolton
Trees of all kinds delicious fruitage spread.
"Myths of Greece and Rome" by H. A. Guerber
He left us some rich fruitage dangling over a wall, which may well conceal all else.
"Kentucky in American Letters, v. 1 of 2" by John Wilson Townsend
If one of these essential elements be lacking, the result is fatal to the fruitage.
"Farm Boys and Girls" by William Arch McKeever
Nearly all its blossoms fell off without fruitage.
"A Breeze from the Woods, 2nd Ed." by William Chauncey Bartlett
Its wood is white and hard and tough, fit to sustain the immense weight of its fruitage.
"Palmetto-Leaves" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
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In poetry:

For her beauty hath but ripened
In such wise as the pomegranate
Putteth by her crown of blossoms,
For her richer crown of fruitage.
"Don Pedrillo" by Emma Lazarus
So shall that life the fruitage yield
Which trees of healing only give,
And green-leafed in the Eternal field
Of God, forever live!
"My Namesake" by John Greenleaf Whittier
This is the hour when buds prepare to break,
When blossoms fruitage take;
This is the hour of breathing ere the heat
O'ertake our wearied feet.
"Preparation" by Annie Adams Fields
Sow love, and taste its fruitage pure;
Sow peace, and reap its harvest bright;
Sow sunbeams on the rock and moor,
And find a harvest-home of light.
"He Liveth Long Who Liveth Well" by Horatius Bonar
This I recall now even while I mourn;
The Lord of life has lifted him and borne
From mountain-cold and wintry air
To fruitage fair
In warmth eternal.
"Lector Thaasen" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
O red pomegranate of thy perfect mouth!
My lips' life-fruitage, might I taste and die
Here in thy garden, where the scented south
Wind chastens agony;
""Cease smilng, Dear! a little while be sad "" by Ernest Christopher Dowson