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fruit noun

1 part of a plant

ADJ. fresh | ripe, unripe | rotten | candied, crystallized, dried | canned, tinned | exotic, tropical | citrus citrus fruits such as limes and lemons

QUANT. piece Finish the meal with a piece of fresh fruit.

VERB + FRUIT eat, have | bear The crab apple bears a small, bitter fruit. | pick | core, peel, prepare

FRUIT + NOUN tree | juice, salad 2 the fruits good result/reward

VERB + FRUIT enjoy Their work left them enough time to enjoy the fruits of their success. | reap He was now reaping the fruits of all his hard work.

PHRASES the first fruits of sth the first fruits of the government's health campaign