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 for Fruit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fruit \Fruit\, n. [OE. fruit, frut, F. fruit, from L. fructus
     enjoyment, product, fruit, from frui, p. p. fructus, to
     enjoy; akin to E. brook, v. t. See Brook, v. t., and cf.
     Fructify, Frugal.]
     1. Whatever is produced for the nourishment or enjoyment of
        man or animals by the processes of vegetable growth, as
        corn, grass, cotton, flax, etc.; -- commonly used in the
        plural.
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              Six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather
              in the
              fruits thereof.                       --Ex. xxiii.
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     2. (Hort.) The pulpy, edible seed vessels of certain plants,
        especially those grown on branches above ground, as
        apples, oranges, grapes, melons, berries, etc. See 3.
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     3. (Bot.) The ripened ovary of a flowering plant, with its
        contents and whatever parts are consolidated with it.
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     Note: Fruits are classified as fleshy, drupaceous, and dry.
           Fleshy fruits include berries, gourds, and melons,
           orangelike fruits and pomes; drupaceous fruits are
           stony within and fleshy without, as peaches, plums, and
           cherries; and dry fruits are further divided into
           achenes, follicles, legumes, capsules, nuts,
           and several other kinds.
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     4. (Bot.) The spore cases or conceptacles of flowerless
        plants, as of ferns, mosses, algae, etc., with the spores
        contained in them.
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     6. The produce of animals; offspring; young; as, the fruit of
        the womb, of the loins, of the body.
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              King Edward's fruit, true heir to the English crown.
                                                    --Shak.
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     6. That which is produced; the effect or consequence of any
        action; advantageous or desirable product or result;
        disadvantageous or evil consequence or effect; as, the
        fruits of labor, of self-denial, of intemperance.
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              The fruit of rashness.                --Shak.
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              What I obtained was the fruit of no bargain.
                                                    --Burke.
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              They shall eat the fruit of their doings. --Is. iii
                                                    10.
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              The fruits of this education became visible.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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     Note: Fruit is frequently used adjectively, signifying of,
           for, or pertaining to a fruit or fruits; as, fruit bud;
           fruit frame; fruit jar; fruit knife; fruit loft; fruit
           show; fruit stall; fruit tree; etc.
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     Fruit bat (Zool.), one of the Frugivora; -- called also
        fruit-eating bat.
  
     Fruit bud (Bot.), a bud that produces fruit; -- in most
        oplants the same as the power bud.
  
     Fruit dot (Bot.), a collection of fruit cases, as in ferns.
        See Sorus.
  
     Fruit fly (Zool.), a small dipterous insect of the genus
        Drosophila, which lives in fruit, in the larval state.
        There are seveal species, some of which are very damaging
        to fruit crops. One species, Drosophila melanogaster,
        has been intensively studied as a model species for
        genetic reserach.
  
     Fruit jar, a jar for holding preserved fruit, usually made
        of glass or earthenware.
  
     Fruit pigeon (Zool.), one of numerous species of pigeons of
        the family Carpophagid[ae], inhabiting India, Australia,
        and the Pacific Islands. They feed largely upon fruit. and
        are noted for their beautiful colors.
  
     Fruit sugar (Chem.), a kind of sugar occurring, naturally
        formed, in many ripe fruits, and in honey; levulose. The
        name is also, though rarely, applied to invert sugar, or
        to the natural mixture or dextrose and levulose resembling
        it, and found in fruits and honey.
  
     Fruit tree (Hort.), a tree cultivated for its edible fruit.
        
  
     Fruit worm (Zool.), one of numerous species of insect
        larv[ae]: which live in the interior of fruit. They are
        mostly small species of Lepidoptera and Diptera.
  
     Small fruits (Hort.), currants, raspberries, strawberries,
        etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fruit \Fruit\, v. i.
     To bear fruit. --Chesterfield.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fruit
      n 1: the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
      2: an amount of a product [syn: yield, fruit]
      3: the consequence of some effort or action; "he lived long
         enough to see the fruit of his policies"
      v 1: cause to bear fruit
      2: bear fruit; "the trees fruited early this year"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  256 Moby Thesaurus words for "fruit":
     Catawba, Persian melon, Valencia orange, acorn, advantages,
     aftermath, akee, alligator pear, ananas, apple, apricot, artifact,
     auntie, avocado, banana, bear, bear fruit, bearberry, bearing,
     benefits, berry, bi-guy, bilberry, bird seed, bisexual, blackberry,
     brainchild, breed, bring forth, brood, bull dyke, bumper crop,
     butch, by-product, cacao, candleberry, canistel, cantaloupe,
     capulin, casaba, catamite, checkerberry, cherimoya, cherry,
     chicken, child, children, citrange, citron, citrus, citrus fruit,
     civet fruit, coinage, compensation, composition, concoction,
     consequence, consequences, consequent, corollary, crab apple,
     cranberry, creation, creature, crop, crowning achievement, currant,
     custard apple, damson, date, derivation, derivative, descendants,
     descent, deserts, development, dewberry, distillate, distillation,
     drupe, dyke, effect, elderberry, emolument, end product, essence,
     event, eventuality, eventuation, extract, fag, faggot, fairy,
     family, feijoa, femme, fig, flaxseed, flit, fricatrice, fructify,
     fruit cocktail, fruit compote, fruit soup, fruits, furnish,
     gooseberry, grain, grandchildren, grape, grapefruit,
     great-grandchildren, guanabana, guava, gunsel, handiwork, harvest,
     hayseed, heirs, homo, homophile, homosexual, homosexualist,
     honeydew, hostages to fortune, huckleberry, icaco, ilama, imbu,
     income, inheritors, invention, invert, issue, jaboticaba,
     jackfruit, jujube, kernel, kids, kumquat, legacy, lemon, lesbian,
     lime, lineage, lingonberry, linseed, litchi, little ones,
     loganberry, logical outcome, loquat, make, mammee apple,
     mandarin orange, mango, mangosteen, manufacture, manzanilla,
     marang, masterpiece, masterwork, mayapple, medlar, melon, mintage,
     mulberry, muscadine, muscat, muscatel, muskmelon, nance,
     navel orange, nectarine, new generation, new mintage, nut,
     nutmeg melon, offshoot, offspring, olive, opera, opus, opuscule,
     orange, origination, outcome, outgrowth, output, pansy, papaw,
     papaya, passion fruit, pathic, payment, peach, pear, persimmon,
     pineapple, pip, pippin, pit, plantain, plum, plumcot, pomegranate,
     posterity, precipitate, proceeds, produce, product, production,
     products, profits, progeny, prune, punk, queen, queer, quince,
     raisin, rambutan, raspberry, recompense, red currant, result,
     resultant, results, returns, rising generation, sapphist,
     second crop, seed, sequel, sequela, sequence, sequent, sons, stone,
     stone fruit, strawberry, succession, sugar apple, sugarplum,
     sweetsop, tangelo, tangerine, treasures, tribade, ugli fruit,
     upshot, vintage, work, yield, younglings, youngsters
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Fruit
     a word as used in Scripture denoting produce in general, whether
     vegetable or animal. The Hebrews divided the fruits of the land
     into three classes:,
     
       (1.) The fruit of the field, "corn-fruit" (Heb. dagan); all
     kinds of grain and pulse.
     
       (2.) The fruit of the vine, "vintage-fruit" (Heb. tirosh);
     grapes, whether moist or dried.
     
       (3.) "Orchard-fruits" (Heb. yitshar), as dates, figs, citrons,
     etc.
     
       Injunctions concerning offerings and tithes were expressed by
     these Hebrew terms alone (Num. 18:12; Deut. 14:23). This word
     "fruit" is also used of children or offspring (Gen. 30:2; Deut.
     7:13; Luke 1:42; Ps. 21:10; 132:11); also of the progeny of
     beasts (Deut. 28:51; Isa. 14:29).
     
       It is used metaphorically in a variety of forms (Ps. 104:13;
     Prov. 1:31; 11:30; 31:16; Isa. 3:10; 10:12; Matt. 3:8; 21:41;
     26:29; Heb. 13:15; Rom. 7:4, 5; 15:28).
     
       The fruits of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22, 23; Eph. 5:9; James 3:17,
     18) are those gracious dispositions and habits which the Spirit
     produces in those in whom he dwells and works.
     

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  FRUIT, property. The produce of tree or plant containing the seed or used 
  for food. Fruit is considered real estate, before it is separated from the 
  plant or tree on which it grows; after its separation it acquires the 
  character of personally, and may be the subject of larceny; it then has all 
  the qualities of personal property, 
       2. The term fruit, among the civilians, signifies not only the 
  production of trees and other plants, but all sorts of revenue of whatever 
  kind they may be. Fruits may be distinguished into two kinds; the first 
  called natural fruits, are those which the earth produces without culture, 
  as bay, the production of trees, minerals, and the like or with culture, as 
  grain and the like. Secondly, the other kind of fruits, known by the name of 
  civil fruits, are the revenue which is not produced by the earth, but by the 
  industry of man, or from animals, from some estate, or by virtue of some 
  rule of law. Thus, the rent of a house, a right of fishing, the freight of a 
  ship, the toll of a mill, are called, by a metaphorical expression, fruits. 
  Domat, Lois Civ. liv. 3, tit. 5, s. 3, n. 3. See Poth. De la Communaute, n. 
  45. 
  
  

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