Definition of fruity in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈfruːti

adjective (fruitier, fruitiest)

  • 1(Of food or drink) containing fruit: fruity jams
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    • When I visited, she had made crêpes, filled with marrow and cauliflower from the garden, a spicy tomato sauce and couscous with some creamy beetroot and fruity carrot salad on the side.
    • We shared a slice of baked almond tart, served warm with cream and a jam-like fruity sauce.
    • As we waited for the next course to arrive, the now obligatory cappuccino-cup of soup arrived - a beautifully fruity tomato soup with the consistency of gazpacho and tinged with melon.
    tasting of fruit, containing fruit
  • 1.1Resembling the flavour of fruit: a light and fruity Beaujolais
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    • The flavour is first fruity, then malty, then nothing with a finish like water (very refreshing but no after taste).
    • ‘Some of them provide a much more fruity flavour,’ Tony explained.
    • At its best, this is a smooth, silky, red wine with either spicy flavours like cinnamon and black pepper or big, ripe, fruity red berry flavours like raspberry or blackberry.
  • 3North American informal , • offensive Relating to or associated with homosexuals.
  • 4 informal , chiefly US Eccentric or crazy: a kind of fruity professor
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    • That sounds totally stuck-up and fruity, but it's true.
    • We all had our reasons for going to Tommy's work on Wednesdays, because as fruity as it sounded usually we all went.
    • That sounds a bit fruity, I know, but its kinda there in the maths.



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  • It is, however, fruitily refreshing and mixes well, particularly in Martinis, though purists might frown.
  • The prose style is fruitily whimsical in the extreme, but not without some intriguing sociological arguments.
  • For those of you not in the know, hookah is a Middle Eastern device that makes it look like you are smoking illegal drugs, when in reality it's just fruitily flavored tobacco.


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  • However, it also needs a touch of sweetness in the guise of wild rowan jelly - with its sharp fruitiness and beautiful autumnal colour, this adds the final touch to a truly glorious dish.
  • The delicacy and mineral-infused fruitiness of the Riesling accentuates the freshness of the spicy ingredients, keeping the dish lively rather than overtly hot.
  • Brazilian Jabuticaba Fruit which grows exclusively in Brazil, has a tart fruitiness and this note gives the fragrance a refreshing natural glow.

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