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Types of fruit

berry

noun

a small fruit that does not have a stone inside it

bunch

noun

a group of bananas, grapes etc that grow together

citrus

noun

relating to fruits such as oranges or lemons, or to the trees that produce them

citrus fruit

noun

a fruit such as a lemon or orange

dried fruit

noun

fruit that has had the water removed from it, for examples raisins or currants

drupe

noun

a fruit with a stone surrounded by a soft thick part covered with skin. Peaches, plums and cherries are all drupes.

fruit

noun

a type of food that grows on trees or plants. It tastes sweet and contains seeds or a stone. Apples and oranges are fruit. Ripe fruit is ready to eat

soft fruit

noun

a small fruit that has a soft skin and no stone, for example a blackcurrant or a strawberry

windfall

noun

an apple or other fruit that has fallen from a tree

solutionism

the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology

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