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noun fruit pronunciation in American English /frut/
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pluralfruit or fruits
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    singular
    pluralfruit or fruits
    [countable/uncountable] a type of food that grows on trees or plants. It tastes sweet and contains seeds or a pit. Apples and oranges are fruit. Ripe fruit is ready to eat
    Peaches are my favorite fruit.
    fresh/dried/canned fruit: Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.
    a piece of fruit (=one apple, orange, etc.): She always has a piece of fruit for dessert.
    Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      [countable] the part of a tree or plant that contains its seeds
      a shrub with white flowers and small red fruits
    2. b.
      [only before noun] made from fruit, or relating to fruit
      a fruit tree
      fruit juice/yogurt: Would you like water or fruit juice?

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