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  • noun Plural form of fruit.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fruit.


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  • Although fruits added to jellies in the way just described are chiefly for decorative effect, they do add very greatly to the pleasure of eating them; but jellied fruits, as distinguished from _fruits in jelly_, are a delicious mode of eating fruit, and where it is in abundance afford a pleasant variety.

    Choice Cookery Catherine Owen

  • They are not necessarily first fruits of the redeemed, to distinguish them from others of the redeemed, but are first fruits of the race: “Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of _first fruits_ of his creatures,” James 1: 18.

    A Brief Commentary on the Apocalypse Sylvester Bliss 1838

  • "That means suburban areas, we're going to ask that they provide that opportunity for choice so people are able to enjoy what I call the fruits and benefits of an established neighborhood."

    Wealthy Suburbs Accept Low-Income Homes 2009

  • He was a civil servant of some standing, and after a previous conversation upon æsthetics of a sententious, nebulous, and sympathetic character, he had sent her a small volume, which he described as the fruits of his leisure and which was as a matter of fact rather carefully finished verse.

    Ann Veronica: A Modern Love Story Herbert George 1909

  • It's high in fruits and vegetables and low in saturated (animal) fat and cholesterol.

    'Diet Selector': How to find the right plan for you 2009

  • Black Hawk, Iowa, created 475 new jobs in fruits and vegetables totaling $6.3 million in income for the community.

    Archive 2010-05-01 Olga Bonfiglio 2010

  • When you buy certain fruits and vegetables (bananas, pears, avocados, etc.), get half ripe, and half unripe.

    Iron Chef Your Leftovers And Stop Throwing Away Perfectly Good Food | Lifehacker Australia 2010

  • Regular sugar (sucrose) is a carbohydrate found naturally in fruits and vegetables, and occurs as a result of photosynthesis, which for those who were texting during biology class, is the same process by which plants transform the sun's energy into food.

    Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.: Artificial Sweeteners: Are They Better or Worse Than the Real Thing? M.D. Glenn D. Braunstein 2010

  • A typical diet for constipation would see the introduction of more fiber (especially in fruits, vegetables and whole grains), with restrictions on the consumption of fatty foods and sugar.

    Master Rots | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles 2009

  • One of the more often overlooked citrus fruits is the grapefruit.

    Grapefruit Meringue Pie | Baking Bites 2009


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