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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


Synonymsyield


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


Causefruit

2. fruit (creation) bear fruit


SamplesThe trees fruited early this year.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)bear, turn out









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