fruitfulness

Definitions

  • A monkey holding some partially eaten fruit
    A monkey holding some partially eaten fruit
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fruitfulness the quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth
    • n fruitfulness the intellectual productivity of a creative imagination
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"HE TOOK A CONTENTED SURVEY OF HIS FRUIT TREES." "HE TOOK A CONTENTED SURVEY OF HIS FRUIT TREES."
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
CARPINUS BETULUS, LEAF, CATKINS, AND FRUIT CARPINUS BETULUS, LEAF, CATKINS, AND FRUIT
FRUIT OF CAMELLILA JAPONICA FRUIT OF CAMELLILA JAPONICA
UNHAPPY RESULT OF A TOO GENEROUS FRUIT DIET UNHAPPY RESULT OF A TOO GENEROUS FRUIT DIET

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: As bananas ripen, the starch in the fruit turns to sugar. Therefore, the riper the banana the sweeter it will taste.
    • n fruitfulness The state or quality of being fruitful; productiveness; fertility; fecundity; exuberant abundance.
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Quotations

  • Henry Miller
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    “I have never been able to look upon America as young and vital but rather as prematurely old, as a fruit which rotted before it had a chance to ripen.”
  • Henry Fielding
    Henry%20Fielding
    “Money is the fruit of evil, as often as the root of it.”
  • John Stuart Mill
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    “All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.”
  • Harold Macmillan
    Harold%20Macmillan
    “Power? It's like a Dead Sea fruit. When you achieve it, there is nothing there.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham%20Lincoln
    “Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable; it is a positive good in the world.”
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    “Independence in the end is the fruit of injustice.”

Idioms

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

In literature:

Each pupil should be asked to bring some vegetable or fruit, some granulated sugar, and a jar in which to can her fruit.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
The ghosts are camels coming from Persia with carpets, cotton, and fruit.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
From these facts is it not clear that if you wish to improve your land quickly and keep it always fruitful you must practice crop-rotation?
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
All sour fruits, and fruit acids: Apples, grapes, gooseberries, grape fruit, currants, plums, and tomatoes.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
How do dried fruits differ in composition from fresh fruits?
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
Fourteen years ago, before Mr. Bregger's career as an editor began, I edited a nut column in the Fruit Grower.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
I also well remember the first cultivated grape vine which produced fruit in Hermann.
"The Cultivation of The Native Grape, and Manufacture of American Wines" by George Husmann
What different men we should be if our resolutions had fruited in conduct!
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Poultry, chesnuts, milk, and dried fruit, formed their daily support.
"Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808" by Lt-Col. Pinkney
Then there will be fruit.
"Mother Carey's Chicken" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

Thy morning light and ev'ning shade
Successive comforts bring;
Thy plenteous fruits make harvest glad,
Thy flowers adorn the spring.
"Psalm 65 part 2" by Isaac Watts
But he who goes to Christ for rest,
Finds fruit that ne'er decays.
He sups with Christ as welcome guest,
And glory crowns his days.
"Undecaying Fruit" by Joseph Horatio Chant
There where hate is, battle and fear,
The fruit of knowledge bad,
Which should I taste with hungering ear
Toward shadowy history sad
"Immortal Eve - II" by Manmohan Ghose
And still she walks in golden hours,
Through harvest-happy farms,
And still she wears her fruits and flowers
Like jewels on her arms.
"The Battle Autumn of 1862" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But where the Lord has planted grace;
And made his glories known;
There fruits of heavenly joy and peace
Are found, and there alone.
"The Joy Of The Lord Is Your Strength" by John Newton
Heed this, Norwegian peasant,
Heed it, you townsman, too!
That fruit of love's seed may be present,
Our thanks must fall fresh as dew.
"Hamar-Made Matches" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson

In news:

Used with meat, seafood, cheese, grain, nuts, fruits and vegetables, the WeighPack Bingo Bagger XL can handle bags 16- to 20-in.
Purpose/Objectives The US Department of Agriculture provides funding to elementary schools for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) to encourage healthy eating.
Bai Brands' fruitful growth.
What fruit is best at gymnastics.
What fruit always gets married in church.
What fruit can be used to make hay.
As stone fruits come into the peak of their season, I'm obsessing over Bellinis .
What is the world's perfect fruit.
Black pepper is the whole, partially ripened fruit.
If the late-ripening cabernet sauvignon didn't get fully mature, merlot would smooth it out with sweet fruit and soft tannins.
COLUMBIA — Columbia will still see fruit trees planted around the city this year.
The French Club at Arlington Memorial High School will be holding their annual Citrus Fruit Sale through Nov 28.
Working with the Golden Harvest Fruit Company of Fort Pierce, Fla.
Portlanders who are wondering what to do with all the fruit falling from their trees, are being asked to call the Portland Fruit Tree Project.
Making Mexican Fruit Pops from Fresh Fruit Purees.
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In science:

However, it has been recognized that fruitful knowledge about common properties of high-frequency QPOs can be gained by investigating a very general resonance scheme, which likely governs matter near a compact accreting body.
Twin-peak quasiperiodic oscillations as an internal resonance
S (n), and very often appear as modest summation ranges or indices. A simple but fruitful change of perspective, which I wish to stress here, is to treat sums over partitions probabilistically, that is, treat them as expectations of some functions of a random partition.
Random partitions and instanton counting
This second viewpoint has been taken successfully in cosmological models, and is, as we will see, also fruitful in black hole models.
Quantum Riemannian Geometry and Black Holes
In these lectures we shall consider examples when one or another limit turns out to be fruitful.
Gauge Theories as String Theories: the First Results
Borovkov and to Dmitry Korshunov for helpful and fruitful comments, and to Yuebao Wang for pointing out a small difficulty in an earlier version of the paper.
On the exact distributional asymptotics for the supremum of a random walk with increments in a class of light-tailed distributions
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