Fruit vs Seeds - What's the difference?

fruit | seeds |

As nouns the difference between fruit and seeds

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 seeds is .

As a verb fruit

is to produce fruit.

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(wikipedia 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.
  • While cucumber is technically a fruit , one would not usually use it to make jam.
  • 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.
  • Fruit salad is a simple way of making fruits into a dessert.
  • An end result, effect, or consequence; advantageous or advantageous result.
  • His long nights in the office eventually bore fruit when his business boomed and he was given a raise.
  • * Shakespeare
  • the fruit of rashness
  • * Bible, Isaiah iii. 10
  • They shall eat the fruit of their doings.
  • * Macaulay
  • The fruits of this education became visible.
  • Offspring from a sexual union.
  • The litter was the fruit of the union between our whippet and their terrier.
  • * Shakespeare
  • King Edward's fruit , true heir to the English crown
  • (colloquial, derogatory, dated) A homosexual or effeminate man.
  • Usage notes

    * 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.

    Derived terms

    * bear fruit * fruitcake * fruit cocktail * fruit of one's loins * * fruit of the union * fruitage * fruitarian * fruitful * fruitless * fruit salad * fruit tree * fruity * grapefruit * jackfruit * passion fruit * Sharon fruit * star fruit, starfruit * stone fruit


    (en verb)
  • To produce fruit.
  • See also

    * for a list of fruits