Fruit vs Freit - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between fruit and freit
is that fruit
is (botany) the seed-bearing part of a plant, often edible, colourful/colorful and fragrant, produced from a floral ovary after fertilization while freit
is (scotland) a superstitious object or obvservance; a charm, an omen.
As a verb fruit
is to produce fruit.
(see for discussion of plural
(botany) The seed-bearing part of a plant, often edible, colourful/colorful and fragrant, produced from a floral ovary after fertilization.
Any sweet, edible part of a plant that resembles seed-bearing fruit, even if it does not develop from a floral ovary; also used in a technically imprecise sense for some sweet or sweetish vegetables, such as rhubarb, that resemble a true fruit or are used in cookery as if they were a fruit.
- While cucumber is technically a fruit , one would not usually use it to make jam.
An end result, effect, or consequence; advantageous or advantageous result.
- Fruit salad is a simple way of making fruits into a dessert.
- His long nights in the office eventually bore fruit when his business boomed and he was given a raise.
* Bible, Isaiah iii. 10
- the fruit of rashness
- They shall eat the fruit of their doings.
Offspring from a sexual union.
- The fruits of this education became visible.
- The litter was the fruit of the union between our whippet and their terrier.
(colloquial, derogatory, dated) A homosexual or effeminate man.
- King Edward's fruit , true heir to the English crown
* In the botanical and figurative senses, is usually treated as uncountable:
*: a bowl of fruit'''''; ''eat plenty of '''fruit'''''; ''the tree provides '''fruit .
* is also sometimes used as the plural in the botanical sense:
*: berries, achenes, and nuts are all fruits'''''; ''the '''fruits of this plant split into two parts.
* When is often used as a singulative.
* In senses other than the botanical or figurative ones derived from the botanical sense, the plural is fruits.
* The culinary sense often does not cover true fruits that are savoury or used chiefly in savoury foods, such as tomatoes and peas. These are normally described simply as vegetables.
* bear fruit
* fruit cocktail
* fruit of one's loins
* fruit of the union
* fruit salad
* fruit tree
* passion fruit
* Sharon fruit
* star fruit, starfruit
* stone fruit
* for a list of fruits
(Scotland) A superstitious object or obvservance; a charm, an omen.
* 1982 , (TC Boyle), Water Music , Penguin 2006, p. 215:
- He was a toad, a worm, a freit – not fit for human company.