• A monkey holding some partially eaten fruit
    A monkey holding some partially eaten fruit
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj fruiting capable of bearing fruit
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Fruits common to most of the States Fruits common to most of the States
Hummingbirds and Fruit Hummingbirds and Fruit
fruit and bowl fruit and bowl
Fruits Fruits

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most widely culticated fruit in the world is the Apple.The second is the Pear.
    • a Fruiting Pertaining to, or producing, fruit.
    • n Fruiting The bearing of fruit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When a coffee seed is planted, it takes five years to yield consumable fruit.
    • n fruiting The production of fruit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most widely eaten fruit in America is the banana.
    • Fruiting process of bearing fruit
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  • May Sarton
    “It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting.”
  • Jean Arp
    Jean Arp
    “Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “Old books, you know well, are books of the world's youth, and new books are the fruits of its age.”
  • Holbrook Jackson
    Holbrook Jackson
    “Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.”
  • Roman Polanski
    Roman Polanski
    “If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Crime and punishment grow out of one stem. Punishment is a fruit that, unsuspected, ripens with the flower of the pleasure that concealed it.”


Bear fruit - If something bears fruit, it produces positive results.
Forbidden fruit - Something enjoyable that is illegal or immoral is forbidden fruit.
Low-hanging fruit - Low-hanging fruit are things that are easily achieved.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. fruit, fruict—L. fructusfrui, fructus, to enjoy.


In literature:

But, although better than no fruit at all, cooked fruit is never so valuable as the fresh fruit, if only the latter be perfectly ripe.
"Food Remedies" by Florence Daniel
Sycamore leaf and fruit of sycamore.
"On the Trail" by Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
Date-palms bear fruit, which is good, but will not keep.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson
Sandpipers appeared, and much weed, some of it very old and some quite fresh and having fruit.
"The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503" by Various
Brown men lift the fruit aloft, and women bending from the pathway bargain for it.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Avoid spirits with fruit, and fruit after dinner.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
Fruits, vegetables, meats, store groceries, everything is there but nuts.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
The tree is known by its fruits.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
The fact that the trees were loaded with fruit of course proved that the fruit had not been stolen or taken from the trees.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
Grafted trees of many varieties begin to bear their first fruits quite as promptly as with apples.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Fruiting branch with cones one and two years old.
"Handbook of the Trees of New England" by Lorin Low Dame
Beyond were the fruitful plains, and farther still the blue mountains.
"The Fortunate Isles" by Mary Stuart Boyd
It meant the fruit of the highest speculation, and at the same time the necessary ground of all-important practice.
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
Fruit a 1-celled many-seeded berry.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
Good trees brought forth good fruit; but a bad tree could not bring forth good fruit.
"Young Folks' Bible in Words of Easy Reading" by Josephine Pollard
This will prevent the fruit from freezing too hard.
"The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book" by Victor Hirtzler
These outside shoots are to bear the fruit the fourth year, and the inside ones give rise to renewal canes.
"American Grape Training" by Liberty Hyde (L.H.) Bailey
An ear of corn is a bunch of ripened fruits.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
Towards such they furtively approach, and, like the tempter of old, whisper in their ear of forbidden fruit.
"Curiosities of Civilization" by Andrew Wynter
The general method is the same with other fruits, pulpy fruit and berries being mashed, the water added, and strained.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne

In poetry:

God gives us with our rugged soil
The power to make it Eden-fair,
And richer fruits to crown our toil
Than summer-wedded islands bear.
"For An Autumn festival" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But still the sun-beam shone in vain,
The Vine-branch felt it not,
The summer grew, the winter came,
And the Vine-branch bore no fruit.
"The Vine-Branch" by Caroline Fry
Laden with fruits of age, they show
The Lord is holy, just, and true;
None that attend his gates shall find
A God unfaithful or unkind.
"Psalm 92 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Oh, no — your goodness strikes a root
That dies not, nor decays;
And future life shall yield the fruit,
Which blossoms now in praise.
"Charity to Man" by William Drennan
And near, the stream, with babbling speech,
Leapt o'er its pebbled bed;
While hazels with their fruit in reach
Hung ripe above our head.
"The Last Sweet Walk" by Alexander Anderson
I see thee stand where all thy sisters meet
To cast down at thy feet
The garnered largess of the fruitful year,
And on thy cheek a tear.
"October" by John Charles McNeill

In news:

Add the apricots , strawberries and any juices from the bowl to the pan and continue cooking until the fruit is soft and begins to caramelize, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Fruit trees need to be outdoors as much as possible .
Ideally, raw fresh fruit is best.
Down a steep slope and across a creek from a hilltop farmhouse, eight pits are waiting to offer up bitter fruit from Nicaragua's long war between the Sandinistas and the contra rebels.
Going against grain proves fruitful on Day One.
French retailer Carrefour SA said its home market was showing signs of improvement, reassuring investors that an action plan being implemented by new Chief Executive Georges Plassat is starting to bear fruit.
What could be better than combining our favorite sweet treats—fresh fruit, chocolate and ice cream.
Following Turbo Fruits on Twitter has proven, well, fruitful.
Purple-skinned varieties of passion fruit , although smaller -- between the size of a plum and a lemon -- are sweeter than the larger yellow fruit.
Other growers pre- ripen fruit at certain times, and some let the fruit ripen on its own.
Cameron Peace plans to develop DNA tests that stone fruit breeders can use to identify fruit softening characteristics in selections.
The tart marinade of the chicken complements the sweetness of seasonal fruits in Lime Marinated Chicken on Fruited Spring Greens.
We utilize a hand held fruit picker to reach the fruit.
The "Most exciting 2 seconds in sports", according to Trivial Pursuit, allows students, staff, and professors to train rats to run in hopes of capturing the coveted garland of fruit-o's, sometimes confused with the popular Fruit Loops cereal.
Ditch the dried fruit — have the fresh fruit instead.

In science:

We would like to thank Sergio Benvenuti, Leo Pando Zayas, Ami Hanany, Yaron Oz, Ricardo Argurio, Daniel Persson for fruitful discussions.
On the pp-wave limit and the BMN structure of new Sasaki-Einstein spaces
The author wishes to thanks to Sorin Brici for help and fruitful discussions.
A study of resistance forces
While this approach is rather powerful and fruitful, it is not the only possible one.
Modal languages for topology: expressivity and definability
Gartvig for fruitful l discussions and interesting suggestions on this topic.
Probability distribution of distances between local extrema of random number series
We gratefully acknowledge the fruitful discussions with Dr.
The Portevin-Le Chatelier effect in the Continuous Time Random Walk framework
It is a great pleasure to thank him for the fruitful collaboration.
Automorphisms and autoequivalences of generic analytic K3 surfaces
Acknowledgements We thank Pavel Pobylitsa and Maxim Polyakov for fruitful discussions and valuable comments.
The nucleon form-factors of the energy momentum tensor in the Skyrme model
In order to further exploit the fruitful interplay between gauge theory and string theory, it is natural to realize Seiberg duality within a brane set-up in string theory [3, 4].
D-branes in Unoriented Non-critical Strings and Duality in SO(N) and Sp(N) Gauge Theories
Since the amount of bits needed to encode any of the above formulas is a polynomial function of n , we obtain the fruit that the value vector (cid:126)v of G can be computed in polynomial time.
The Complexity of Simple Stochastic Games
Most of the writing was done at the University of Oxford, thanks to a grant of the European Union (through the Liegrits network). I also wish to thank C´edric Bonnaf´e for introducing me to the combinatorics of section 1, and Rapha¨el Rouquier for fruitful discussions.
Cohomology of the minimal nilpotent orbit
The authors thank Bertrand Carr´e and ClaesG¨oran Wahlstr¨om for fruitful discussions.
Macroscopic effects in attosecond pulse generation
This review paper has been the result of many fruitful collaborations with the members of the CNR-INFM Center on Bose-Einstein Condensation in Trento.
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
The non-linear supersymmetric sigma model (NLσM)1 has been very fruitful in describing quantum systems with quenched disorder2 .
Superbosonization formula and its application to random matrix theory
In summary, recent years have seen a fast and fruitful development of the merging of extreme statistics tools and random matrix eigenvalues.
Extreme statistics of complex random and quantum chaotic states
For these reasons we think that the CD paradigm can be fruitfully exploited again for a deeper understanding of the evolution of our universe.
Vector field theories in cosmology