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Fruits

ackee

noun

a red fruit from West Africa and the Caribbean that is eaten as a vegetable and grows on an ackee tree. It is poisonous until it is ripe (=has grown to its full size and is ready to eat).

apple

noun

a hard round fruit that is white inside and has a smooth red, yellow, or green skin, which is called a peel when it has been removed. The middle part of the apple containing the seeds is called the core. Apples grow on apple trees.

apricot

noun

a soft fruit with an orange-yellow skin and a large hard seed inside

avocado

noun

a fruit with green or black skin, a very large seed in the middle, and pale green flesh that does not taste sweet. It is usually eaten raw in salads.

banana

noun

a long curved fruit with a yellow skin

beefsteak tomato

noun

a type of large firm tomato

bilberry

noun

a small fruit with a dark blue skin that grows in northern Europe

blackberry

noun

a small soft dark fruit that grows on a bush called a blackberry bush or bramble

black currant

noun

a small soft dark fruit that grows especially in Europe on a bush called a black currant bush

blood orange

noun

a type of orange with red flesh and juice

blueberry

noun

a small dark blue fruit that grows on a bush and is very common in North America

breadfruit

noun

a large round fruit that looks like bread after you have cooked it

calabash

noun

a large tropical fruit whose thick hard skin is dried and used as a container or drum

cantaloupe

noun

a large round fruit with a thick gray-green skin and sweet orange flesh. A cantaloupe is a type of melon.

cherry

noun

a small round red or black fruit

cherry tomato

noun

a type of very small tomato

citron

noun

a fruit similar to a large lemon

clementine

noun

a fruit similar to a small orange

coconut

noun

the white flesh of a coconut

cooking apple

noun

a type of large green apple that tastes very sour and is used in cooking

crab apple

noun

a very small sour apple

cranberry

noun

a small sour red fruit that grows on a bush

currant

noun

a small round fruit that may be red, black, or white, and grows on a currant bush

damson

noun

a soft round fruit with purple skin, like a small plum

date

noun

a sweet brown sticky fruit with a hard narrow seed inside that grows on palm trees

durian

noun

a large tropical fruit with a strong, unpleasant smell but a sweet flavour

eating apple

noun

an apple that you eat raw, not a baking apple

elderberry

noun

a small round black fruit that grows on an elder tree

fig

noun

a soft fruit with purple or green skin and a lot of small seeds inside. It grows on a fig tree.

golden raisin

noun

a small light brown raisin (=a type of dried fruit)

gooseberry

noun

a small green fruit with a sour taste that grows on a bush and can be cooked to make sweet foods

gourd

noun

a type of fruit with a hard thick skin. Some gourds can be cooked and eaten.

grape

noun

a small green or purple fruit that grows in bunches on a vine, often used for making wine

grapefruit

noun

a fruit like a large orange that is yellow on the outside, yellow or red inside, and has sour juice

greengage

noun

a soft fruit that has a green skin and a large hard seed inside. It grows on a tree and is a type of plum.

guava

noun

a large tropical fruit with green or yellow skin. It is pink inside.

hip

noun

a rose hip

honeydew melon

noun

a melon (=type of large round fruit) with yellow skin and sweet white or green flesh

huckleberry

noun

a small purple fruit that grows on bushes in North America

jackfruit

noun

a piece of fruit from the jackfruit tree

kiwi

noun

a kiwi fruit

kiwi fruit

noun

a fruit with green flesh, small black seeds, and a brown skin

kumquat

noun

a fruit like a very small orange, often used in jam

lemon

noun

fruit with a hard yellow skin and sour juice. It grows on a lemon tree. Lemons are citrus fruits

lime

noun

a fruit with a hard green skin and sour juice that grows on a lime tree

litchi

another spelling of lychee

loganberry

noun

a small soft purple fruit that looks like a large raspberry

lychee

noun

a small round white fruit from China

mandarin

noun

a mandarin orange

mandarin orange

noun

a fruit similar to a small orange, but with looser skin

mango

noun

a soft sweet tropical fruit with a red or green skin that is yellow inside and has a large hard seed in the middle

maraschino

noun

a maraschino cherry

maraschino cherry

noun

a bright red cherry stored in maraschino and used as a decoration for drinks or cakes

melon

noun

a large round fruit that has a hard green or yellow skin and soft orange, green, or white flesh inside

mulberry

noun

a small purple or white fruit that grows on the mulberry tree

navel orange

noun

a type of orange that has no seeds

nectarine

noun

a fruit with smooth thin skin and a large seed. It is a type of peach.

olive

noun

a small black or green fruit that grows in Mediterranean countries and is eaten as food or used for its oil. It grows on an olive tree. A place where there are a lot of olive trees is called an olive grove.

orange

noun

a round fruit that has a hard orange-colored skin called peel, and that divides into parts called segments. It grows on an orange tree.

papaya

noun

a fruit with green and yellow skin that has soft, sweet orange flesh and small black seeds inside. It grows on trees in hot countries.

passion fruit

noun

a sweet juicy fruit with purple skin and lots of seeds inside

pawpaw

noun

a papaya

peach

noun

a fruit with a furry yellowish-pink skin that is yellow inside and has a large hard seed. It grows on a peach tree.

pear

noun

a fruit that is smaller toward the stem end, is white inside, and has yellow, green, or brown skin. It grows on a pear tree.

persimmon

noun

a soft sweet fruit that looks like a large orange-colored tomato and grows on a persimmon tree

pineapple

noun

a large fruit that is yellow and juicy inside and has a thick yellow-brown skin with sharp points on it

plantain

noun

a type of banana (=long yellow fruit) used as a vegetable in cooking Caribbean and African foods

plum

noun

a small round fruit with purple, red, or yellow skin and a large hard seed inside. It grows on a plum tree.

plum tomato

noun

a tomato shaped like an egg

pomegranate

noun

a round fruit that has a hard skin and many thick seeds inside

prickly pear

noun

a plant that grows in the desert, with a fruit that is covered with sharp needles, or the fruit of this plant

quince

noun

a hard round fruit that looks like a yellow apple and can be eaten only when it is cooked. It is usually used for making jelly.

raspberry

noun

a small soft red fruit that grows on a bush

red currant

noun

a very small soft red fruit

rhubarb

noun

a plant with long red or pink stems that people cook and eat as a fruit

rose hip

noun

a small red fruit that grows on a rose bush

russet

noun

a type of apple with russet colored skin

sloe

noun

a small sour fruit with a purple skin. It grows on a bush called a blackthorn.

starfruit

noun

a tropical fruit with soft yellow skin that has the shape of a star when cut in half

strawberry

noun

a small soft red fruit with a lot of very small seeds on its skin

tamarind

noun

a small soft fruit with sticky brown skin

tangerine

noun

a fruit similar to a small orange but with loose skin that is more easily removed

tomato

noun

a round red fruit eaten as a vegetable raw in salads or cooked

tsamma

noun

a watermelon that grows in some parts of South Africa

watermelon

noun

a large round fruit that has a hard green skin outside and is red with small black seeds inside

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carob

a sweet brown powder that tastes like chocolate and is made from the seeds of a Mediterranean tree

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