|Origin:||Latin fructus, from frui 'to enjoy, have the use of'|
1 [uncountable and countable]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: ➔ dried fruit, soft fruit
Try to eat plenty of fresh fruit.
a glass of fruit juice
a large garden with fruit trees
2 [uncountable and countable] technicalHBP
the part of a plant, bush, or tree that contains the seeds
the good results that you have from something, after you have worked very hard:
I'm looking forward to retirement and having time to enjoy the fruits of my labour (=the results of my hard work).
trees, plants etc that are in fruit are producing their fruit
all the natural things that the earth produces, such as fruit, vegetables, or minerals