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fruit in Plants topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_805_pfruitfruit1 /fruːt/ ●●● S2 W2 noun (plural fruit or fruits) πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [countable, uncountable]DF something that grows on a plant, tree, or bush, can be eaten as a food, contains seeds or a stone, and is usually sweet πŸ”Š Try to eat plenty of fresh fruit. πŸ”Š fruit and vegetables πŸ”Š a glass of fruit juice πŸ”Š a large garden with fruit trees β†’ dried fruit, soft fruitGRAMMAR: Countable or uncountable?β€’ Fruit is usually uncountable: I love fruit. βœ—Don’t say: I love fruits.β€’ Fruit is used as a countable noun when talking about particular types of fruit: They grow mainly citrus fruits. 2 [countable, uncountable] technicalHBP the part of a plant, bush, or tree that contains the seeds3 β†’ the fruit(s) of something4 β†’ in fruit5 β†’ the fruits of the earth β†’ bear fruit at bear1(9)
Examples from the Corpus
fruitβ€’ We usually eat fresh fruit after dinner.β€’ Pomiculture - the cultivation of fruit.β€’ Jack grows a variety of fruits and vegetables in the garden.β€’ Then it was usually delicatessen, a filled roll or some cheese or fruit, anything that could be gobbled up quickly.β€’ The seasons of history cause the flowers and the fruit to fall, but the tree remains.β€’ As the deficit developed, it enabled the fruits of that revolution to seem greater to consumers than they really were.β€’ As for this year's event the fruits of its endeavours may not be fairly assessed in the short term.β€’ As they toured the country showing the fruits of seismic tomography, they fanned the flames of interest in this new technique.fresh fruitβ€’ You can wash it all down with a fresh fruit smoothie for $ 3.β€’ A big bowl of salad, some crusty bread and fresh fruit is all you would need to serve alongside.β€’ Today, it is this factor which determines whether they will be sold as fresh fruit or processed into juice or sauce.β€’ Like most fresh fruit, they are a good source of fibre and Vitamin C and are a useful slimming food.β€’ Michele followed her in with steaming bowls of soup, a cheese board, and a selection of fresh fruit.β€’ Leaving potatoes unpeeled and providing fresh fruit instead of fat- and sugar-rich puddings is a great time-saver.β€’ Federal health officials suspect fresh fruit as the source behind the outbreak, but admit the cause or causes may be elusive.β€’ During the day I drink only mineral water, fresh fruit juice, coffee or tea.