from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, containing, or relating to fruit.
- adj. Tasting or smelling richly of or as if of fruit: "My nose filled with the smells of leather, polish, wax—the fat, fruity smell of rich car” ( Anthony Hyde).
- adj. Excessively sentimental or sweet.
- adj. Slang Crazy; eccentric.
- adj. Offensive Slang Homosexual.
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- adj. containing fruit or fruit flavoring
- adj. mad, crazy
- adj. effeminate or otherwise flamboyant or homosexual (of a male)
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These are wines that are often priced for daily drinking, have great acidity for with food and are just plain fruity and delicious.
The nose, rather than being overtly fruity, is dominated by summery floral aromas with other scents of lime zest, minerals, ginger and something almost almond-like.
In my view, people who eat chocolate-covered candy should have little trouble understanding certain fruity wine and chocolate pairings, but it always has to do with the individual pairing.
Among liquors, whiskey and gin are masculine and vodka and anything fruity is feminine.
He also makes old-world pastries such as Sacher torte, napoleons, spritz cookies, florentiners (one of which he eats for breakfast every morning) and something he calls fruity nutties -- cookies he makes with the candied fruit, nut and marzipan mixture for his stollen.
Sit at one of the long wooden tables and choose from dishes with typical Basque ingredients such as cod and sheep's cheese, washed down with a choice of cider: fruity from the French side of the border, drier from Spain.
Chance is officially classified as a fruity chypre, and while it shares some similarities with Coco Mademoiselle, it fails to have any connection whatsoever with any true Chypre family member.
Miss Dior Cherie is now the “New Chypre”, classified as a fruity chypre, this time strawberries, paired with the less than agreeable combination of patchouli and caramel popocorn.
Each has an arm slung in a cape like a wounded soldier marching back from the front, complemented by bedroom slippers and surprisingly pink stockings that Travis LaFrance recognizes as part of a manly tradition, but that an uninformed American might just call fruity.
It's described as a fruity smell because cocoa is a fruit but to me it sometimes comes across as a slight stench like fruit going bad.