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English noun: fruit

1. fruit (plant) the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant

Broader (hypernym)reproductive structure

Narrower (hyponym)accessory fruit, achene, acorn, aggregate fruit, berry, blue fig, buckthorn berry, buffalo nut, capitulum, chokecherry, cubeb, drupe, ear, edible fruit, elk nut, false fruit, fruitlet, gourd, hagberry, hip, juniper berry, marasca, May apple, multiple fruit, oil nut, olive, pod, pome, prairie gourd, pseudocarp, pyxidium, pyxis, quandong, rose hip, rosehip, rowanberry, schizocarp, seed, seedpod, spike, stone fruit, syncarp, wild cherry, yellow berry

2. fruit (artifact) an amount of a product


Broader (hypernym)product, production

3. fruit (event) the consequence of some effort or action

SamplesHe lived long enough to see the fruit of his policies.

Broader (hypernym)aftermath, consequence

English verb: fruit

1. fruit (creation) cause to bear fruit

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


2. fruit (creation) bear fruit

SamplesThe trees fruited early this year.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)bear, turn out

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