Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The process, time, or condition of bearing fruit.
  • n. A yield of fruit.
  • n. A result or an effect.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Fruit, collectively.
  • n. Product or result of any action, effect, good, or ill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Fruit, collectively; fruit, in general; fruitery.
  • n. Product or result of any action; effect, good or ill.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Fruits collectively; fruitery.
  • n. The bearing or production of fruit or result.
  • n. A painted or sculptured representation of fruit; a fruit-piece.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the yield of fruit

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Examples

  • "fruitage," and lo! he himself has so ripened and mellowed in that same

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • But as it aged the fruitage thinned and hoping to replace it, you soaked handfuls of seeds.

    Winter’s Tale

  • These agricultural tidbits went largely unnoticed by me until a trip to Boston in the dead of winter a few years back, after I had already moved out West, when I realized that it was only in LA that grocery stores offered almost entirely local produce; even the Beantown Whole Foods I visited featured -- you guessed it -- California's finest fruitage.

    Jennifer Grayson: Eco Etiquette: How To Eat Local This Winter

  • The worm has gnawed us in every crevice; we have never twined us like wreaths round fruitage.

    Peer Gynt

  • Olympus 'foot, is said, so have I heard, to be a very granary of wealth and teeming fruitage; next to the sacred soil of Theseus, I could wish to reach that land.

    The Trojan Women

  • A blessing is in the storm, and there will be the rich fruitage in the “afterward.”

    Trusting for treasures in the darkness

  • Indeed, O my brother, thou hast not done good save to one worthy of it, and thou shalt presently gather its fruitage.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I had a fair flower-garden, which I planted with mine own hand and thereon spent my substance till it bare fruit; and its fruitage was ripe for plucking, when I gave it to this thy Wazir, who ate of it what seemed good to him, then deserted it and watered it not, so that its bloom wilted and withered and its sheen departed and its state changed.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Everything that lives has periods of birth, growth, fruitage, and decline.

    The Master Key System

  • God gives these vegetable growths too full a draught of rain, they cannot lift their heads nor feel the light air breathe through them; but if they drink in only the glad supply they need, they stand erect, they shoot apace, and reach maturity of fruitage.

    Symposium

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  • Hmm. I always thought of the spirit more as a vegetative thing. ;->

    November 5, 2007

  • Spotted in a real magazine article: "The fruitage of the spirit". I wonder whether these free religious magazines hire actual journalists or the articles are just written by J. Random Minister...

    November 5, 2007