Share this entry

Share this page

fruit

Pronunciation: /fruːt/

Translation of fruit in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (collectively) fruta (feminine) I don't like fruit no me gusta la fruta different types of fruit distintas frutas, distintos tipos de fruta a piece of fruit una (pieza de) fruta fruit grower fruticultor, (masculine, feminine) fruit knife cuchillo (masculine) de fruta
    Example sentences
    • Begin to buy whole-grain products and fresh fruits and vegetables.
    • Because it contains high levels of salt, Josie should eat potassium-rich foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as drink lots of water.
    • You will be able to enjoy fresh vegetables, fruits, or sweets accompanied with a light soda or sparking water.
    1.2 countable/numerable (type — as food) fruta (feminine); [Botany/Botánica] fruto (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Every 12 h during the period of prolonged darkness, samples of young leaves, flowers, roots and fruits from two plants were harvested for analysis.
    • A wide variety of organs from various plant species were analysed: roots, stems, hypocotyls, leaves, fruits, and petioles.
    • The proportion of flowers and ovules that develop into fruits and seeds in flowering plants rarely reaches 1.
  • 2 u and c (product) fruto (masculine) the fruits of the earth los frutos de la tierra the fruit(s) of his labors/of two years' research el fruto de su trabajo/de dos años de investigación to bear fruit dar* (su) fruto
    Example sentences
    • Photography remained a private activity, the fruits of which were stored in over 150 albums - 14,500 pages of images.
    • It was their just reward last week to see the fruits of their labour come to fruition and be recognised.
    • The contest between capital and labour over the fruits of economically productive activity remains the front line struggle.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • dar* fruto

Definition of fruit in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coleta
f
ponytail …
Cultural fact of the day

Today is the Día de los Santos Inocentes, a religious festival celebrated in the Spanish-speaking world to commemorate the New Testament story of the massacre of the "Innocents", by playing practical jokes, or inocentadas, on one another. The classic inocentada is to hang paper dolls on someone's back without their knowing. Spoof news stories also appear in newspapers and the media.