Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The production of fruit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to, or producing, fruit.
  • noun The bearing of fruit.

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  • verb Present participle of fruit.

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  • adjective capable of bearing fruit

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Examples

  • The fungus lives on feces from grazing herbivores, like cattle, and during the evenings its spore-producing organs, called fruiting bodies, fill with fluids and become light-sensitive, bending its black spore-cap towards the early morning sun.

    News from The Scientist

  • The fungus lives on feces from grazing herbivores, like cattle, and during the evenings its spore-producing organs, called fruiting bodies, fill with fluids and become light-sensitive, bending its black spore-cap towards the early morning sun.

    News from The Scientist

  • BTTR Ventures Co-Founder Nikhil Arora, Mr. Singh, and warehouse manager Osvaldo Casalongue looked through packages of mushrooms in the "fruiting" room, where the mushrooms grow to full size before they are harvested.

    Whole Foods' Forager

  • I do not know of a better conditioned list of prospects than the more than 150,000 _American Fruit Grower_ subscribers all over the continent, who are at least interested in some kind of fruiting trees or plants.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Incorporated 39th Annual Report at Norris, Tenn. September 13-15 1948

  • This kind of flexible learning might enable individual bats to follow each other to food sources, such as fruiting trees.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • That cold will also have done wonders for our native trees and plants, which need a decent spell of freezing cold in winter to make their seeds germinate and spur on growth, flowering and fruiting.

    Plantwatch: a divided nation

  • So there in the conservatory, the dandelion has a place of honor among lupines and delphinium, lilies and tulips, ferns, hydrangeas and a fruiting grapevine.

    Emily Dickinson's garden blooms in New York City

  • Anticancer effects of fraction isolated from fruiting bodies of Chaga medicinal mushroom, Inonotusobliquus Pers.

    Dr. Nalini Chilkov: Six Cancer-Fighting Medicinal Mushrooms

  • These seeds are cherished varieties of flowers, herbs and fruiting plants that have been passed down for generations; isn't that a lovely thing to pass on to friends and family, instead of flimsy, mass-produced stuff that's destined for the dustbin?

    Kerry Trueman: Rare Seeds, Artfully Packaged: Precious Heirlooms For The 99%

  • These seeds are cherished varieties of flowers, herbs and fruiting plants that have been passed down for generations; isn't that a lovely thing to pass on to friends and family, instead of flimsy, mass-produced stuff that's destined for the dustbin?

    Kerry Trueman: Rare Seeds, Artfully Packaged: Precious Heirlooms For The 99%

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