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Words used to describe fruit and vegetables

candied

adjective

candied fruit has been boiled in sugar to preserve it

fleshy

adjective

a fleshy plant, fruit, vegetable etc is soft and thick

fruit

noun

made from fruit, or relating to fruit

glacé

adjective

glacé fruit is covered with a sugar mixture and looks smooth and shiny

green

adjective

not yet ready to be eaten

mealy

adjective

mealy fruit or vegetables are soft and feel rough, dry, and unpleasant in your mouth

overripe

adjective

overripe fruit is too soft and does not taste very good

pitted

adjective

a pitted fruit has had the seed taken out of it

ripe

adjective

ripe fruit or crops have grown to their full size and are ready to eat or use

seasonal

adjective

used about fruit and vegetables that are available now, at this time of year

seedless

adjective

not containing any seeds

stoned

adjective

stoned fruit has had its seed removed

sun-dried

adjective

sun-dried fruit and vegetables have been put in the sun to dry in order to preserve them and give them a strong flavour

unripe

adjective

unripe fruit is hard and not yet ready to eat

waxy

adjective

a waxy potato stays firm when it is boiled

in season

fruit and vegetables that are in season are growing now and are available in large amounts

out of season

not grown at the normal time or under normal conditions

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