edible fruit

DEFINITIONS OF: edible fruit

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n edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh

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freestone
fruit (especially peach) whose flesh does not adhere to the pit
cling, clingstone
fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit
windfall
fruit that has fallen from the tree
apple
fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh
berry
any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
lansa, lansat, lanseh, lanset
East Indian tart yellow berrylike fruit
carambola, star fruit
deeply ridged yellow-brown tropical fruit; used raw as a vegetable or in salad or when fully ripe as a dessert
ceriman, monstera
tropical cylindrical fruit resembling a pinecone with pineapple-banana flavor
carissa plum, natal plum
edible scarlet plumlike fruit of a South African plant
citrous fruit, citrus, citrus fruit
any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp; grown in warm regions
tangelo, ugli, ugli fruit
large sweet juicy hybrid between tangerine and grapefruit having a thick wrinkled skin
apricot
downy yellow to rosy-colored fruit resembling a small peach
peach
downy juicy fruit with sweet yellowish or whitish flesh
nectarine
a variety or mutation of the peach that has a smooth skin
pitahaya
highly colored edible fruit of pitahaya cactus having bright red juice; often as large as a peach
plum
any of numerous varieties of small to medium-sized round or oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single pit
dried fruit
fruit preserved by drying
fig
fleshy sweet pear-shaped yellowish or purple multiple fruit eaten fresh or preserved or dried
ananas, pineapple
large sweet fleshy tropical fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated
anchovy pear, river pear
West Indian fruit resembling the mango; often pickled
banana
elongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet flesh
passion fruit
egg-shaped tropical fruit of certain passionflower vines; used for sherbets and confectionery and drinks
breadfruit
a large round seedless or seeded fruit with a texture like bread; eaten boiled or baked or roasted or ground into flour; the roasted seeds resemble chestnuts
jack, jackfruit, jak
immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted
canistel, eggfruit
ovoid orange-yellow mealy sweet fruit of Florida and West Indies
melon
any of numerous fruits of the gourd family having a hard rind and sweet juicy flesh
cherry
a red fruit with a single hard stone
coco plum, cocoa plum, icaco
plum-shaped whitish to almost black fruit used for preserves; tropical American
grape
any of various juicy fruit of the genus Vitis with green or purple skins; grow in clusters
custard apple
the fruit of any of several tropical American trees of the genus Annona having soft edible pulp
papaw, pawpaw
fruit with yellow flesh; related to custard apples
papaya
large oval melon-like tropical fruit with yellowish flesh
kai apple
South African fruit smelling and tasting like apricots; used for pickles and preserves
ketembilla, kitambilla, kitembilla
maroon-purple gooseberry-like fruit of India having tart-sweet purple pulp used especially for preserves
ackee, akee
red pear-shaped tropical fruit with poisonous seeds; flesh is poisonous when unripe or overripe
durian
huge fruit native to southeastern Asia `smelling like Hell and tasting like Heaven'; seeds are roasted and eaten like nuts
feijoa, pineapple guava
dark-green kiwi-sized tropical fruit with white flesh; used chiefly for jellies and preserves
Spanish lime, genip
round one-inch Caribbean fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp; eaten like grapes
genipap, genipap fruit
a succulent orange-sized tropical fruit with a thick rind
Chinese gooseberry, kiwi, kiwi fruit
fuzzy brown egg-shaped fruit with slightly tart green flesh
Japanese plum, loquat
yellow olive-sized semitropical fruit with a large free stone and relatively little flesh; used for jellies
mangosteen
two- to three-inch tropical fruit with juicy flesh suggestive of both peaches and pineapples
mango
large oval tropical fruit having smooth skin, juicy aromatic pulp, and a large hairy seed
sapodilla, sapodilla plum, sapota
tropical fruit with a rough brownish skin and very sweet brownish pulp
mammee, marmalade plum, sapote
brown oval fruit flesh makes excellent sherbet
tamarind, tamarindo
large tropical seed pod with very tangy pulp that is eaten fresh or cooked with rice and fish or preserved for curries and chutneys
aguacate, alligator pear, avocado, avocado pear
a pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed
date
sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed
elderberry
berrylike fruit of an elder used for e.g. wines and jellies
guava
tropical fruit having yellow skin and pink pulp; eaten fresh or used for e.g. jellies
mombin
purplish tropical fruit
hog plum, yellow mombin
yellow oval tropical fruit
hog plum, wild plum
fruit of the wild plum of southern United States
jaboticaba
tough-skinned purple grapelike tropical fruit grown in Brazil
Chinese date, Chinese jujube, jujube
dark red plumlike fruit of Old World buckthorn trees
leechee, lichee, lichi, litchee, litchi, litchi nut, lychee
Chinese fruit having a thin brittle shell enclosing a sweet jellylike pulp and a single seed; often dried
dragon's eye, longanberry
Asian fruit similar to litchi
mamey, mammee, mammee apple
globular or ovoid tropical fruit with thick russet leathery rind and juicy yellow or reddish flesh
marang
tropical fruit from the Philippines having a mass of small seeds embedded in sweetish white pulp
medlar
crabapple-like fruit used for preserves
medlar
a South African globular fruit with brown leathery skin and pithy flesh having a sweet-acid taste
pear
sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties
plumcot
hybrid between plum and apricot
pomegranate
large globular fruit having many seeds with juicy red pulp in a tough brownish-red rind
prickly pear
round or pear-shaped spiny fruit of any of various prickly pear cacti
garambulla
small berrylike fruit
Barbados gooseberry, blade apple
small yellow to orange fruit of the Barbados gooseberry cactus used in desserts and preserves and jellies
native peach, quandang, quandong, quantong
red Australian fruit; used for dessert or in jam
quince
aromatic acid-tasting pear-shaped fruit used in preserves
rambotan, rambutan
pleasantly acid bright red oval Malayan fruit covered with soft spines
pulasan, pulassan
fruit of an East Indian tree similar to the rambutan but sweeter
rose apple
fragrant oval yellowish tropical fruit used in jellies and confections
sorb, sorb apple
acid gritty-textured fruit
sour gourd
acid-tasting Australian gourd-like fruit with a woody rind and large seeds
monkey bread, sour gourd
African gourd-like fruit with edible pulp
crab apple, crabapple
small sour apple; suitable for preserving
dessert apple, eating apple
an apple used primarily for eating raw without cooking
cooking apple
an apple used primarily in cooking for pies and applesauce etc
European blueberry, bilberry, whortleberry
blue-black berries similar to American blueberries
huckleberry
blue-black berry similar to blueberries and bilberries of the eastern United States
blueberry
sweet edible dark-blue berries of either low-growing or high-growing blueberry plants
boxberry, checkerberry, spiceberry, teaberry, wintergreen
spicy red berrylike fruit; source of wintergreen oil
cranberry
very tart red berry used for sauce or juice
cowberry, lingonberry, lowbush cranberry, mountain cranberry
tart red berries similar to American cranberries but smaller
currant
any of several tart red or black berries used primarily for jellies and jams
blackberry
large sweet black or very dark purple edible aggregate fruit of any of various bushes of the genus Rubus
boysenberry
large raspberry-flavored fruit; cross between blackberries and raspberries
dewberry
blackberry-like fruits of any of several trailing blackberry bushes
loganberry
large red variety of the dewberry
raspberry
red or black edible aggregate berries usually smaller than the related blackberries
juneberry, saskatoon, serviceberry, shadberry
edible purple or red berries
strawberry
sweet fleshy red fruit
hackberry, sugarberry
small edible dark purple to black berry with large pits; southern United States
persimmon
orange fruit resembling a plum; edible when fully ripe
West Indian cherry, acerola, barbados cherry, surinam cherry
acid red or yellow cherry-like fruit of a tropical American shrub very rich in vitamin C
orange
round yellow to orange fruit of any of several citrus trees
mandarin, mandarin orange
a somewhat flat reddish-orange loose skinned citrus of China
kumquat
small oval citrus fruit with thin sweet rind and very acid pulp
lemon
yellow oval fruit with juicy acidic flesh
lime
the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees
grapefruit
large yellow fruit with somewhat acid juicy pulp; usual serving consists of a half
pomelo, shaddock
large pear-shaped fruit similar to grapefruit but with coarse dry pulp
citrange
more aromatic and acid tasting than oranges; used in beverages and marmalade
citron
large lemonlike fruit with thick aromatic rind; usually preserved
damson, damson plum
dark purple plum of the damson tree
greengage, greengage plum
sweet green or greenish-yellow variety of plum
beach plum
small dark purple fruit used especially in jams and pies
sloe
small sour dark purple fruit of especially the Allegheny plum bush
Victoria plum
a large red plum served as dessert
dried apricot
apricots preserved by drying
prune
dried plum
raisin
dried grape
granadilla
the egg-shaped edible fruit of tropical American vines related to passionflowers
sweet calabash
apple-sized passion fruit of the West Indies
bell apple, sweet cup, water lemon, yellow granadilla
the edible yellow fruit of the Jamaica honeysuckle
melon ball
a bite of melon cut as a sphere
muskmelon, sweet melon
the fruit of a muskmelon vine; any of several sweet melons related to cucumbers
watermelon
large oblong or roundish melon with a hard green rind and sweet watery red or occasionally yellowish pulp
black cherry, sweet cherry
any of several fruits of cultivated cherry trees that have sweet flesh
Mexican black cherry, capulin
Mexican black cherry
sour cherry
acid cherries used for pies and preserves
bullace grape, muscadine
dull-purple grape of southern United States
slipskin grape
a grape whose skin slips readily from the pulp
vinifera grape
grape from a cultivated variety of the common grape vine of Europe
cherimolla, cherimoya
large tropical fruit with leathery skin and soft pulp; related to custard apples
guanabana, soursop
large spiny tropical fruit with tart pulp related to custard apples
Jamaica apple, bullock's heart
large heart-shaped tropical fruit with soft acid pulp
annon, sugar apple, sweetsop
sweet pulpy tropical fruit with thick scaly rind and shiny black seeds
ilama
whitish tropical fruit with a pinkish tinge related to custard apples; grown in the southern United States
pond apple
ovoid yellow fruit with very fragrant peach-colored flesh; related to custard apples
mulberry
sweet usually dark purple blackberry-like fruit of any of several mulberry trees of the genus Morus
bosc
greenish-yellow pear
anjou
a pear with firm flesh and a green skin
bartlett, bartlett pear
juicy yellow pear
seckel, seckel pear
small yellowish- to reddish-brown pear
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garden truck, green goods, green groceries, produce
fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market
fruit
the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
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