Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Fruit, taken collectively; fruitage.
  • n. A repository for fruit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Fruit collectively.
  • n. A fruit-loft; a repository for fruit.
  • n. A fruit-house, or hothouse for raising fruit; a fruit-garden or orchard.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • There's a little butcher shop near my house, and generally speaking, I love to buy food this way: cheese from the cheeserie, bread from the bakery, fruit from the fruitery...it's all so much more fresh and wonderful.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • He desired an estate, he studied a profession, he amused himself with useful arts, he loved a farm, a garden, an orchard, a fruitery, an apiary; and occasionally, to do the work proper to them all himself; and he did it well.

    The History of Dartmouth College

  • "He must have indulged over freely in those citrons," said Mohi, sympathetically rubbing his fruitery.

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. II (of 2)

  • After exhausting their bottle, in which they were assisted to the extent of one glass by their host, who drank Mr. von Philipson's health with cordiality, they assented to Mr. Beckendorff's proposition of visiting his fruitery.

    Vivian Grey

  • a chamber for accounts, a table, pantry, kitchen, and wine-cellars, a fruitery, a fourrière, a common kitchen, a cabinet, a council; [2109] she would feel that she was not a princess without all this.

    The Ancient Regime

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