In botany, a fruit is a part of a flowering plant that derives from specific tissues of the flower, one or more ovaries, and in some cases accessory tissues. Fruits are the means by which these plants disseminate seeds. Many of them that bear edible fruits, in particular, have propagated with the movements of humans and animals in a symbiotic relationship as a means for seed dispersal and nutrition, respectively; in fact, humans and many animals have become dependent on fruits as a source of food. Fruits account for a substantial fraction of the world's agricultural output, and some (such as the apple and the pomegranate) have acquired extensive cultural and symbolic meanings.
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Some articles on fruit:
... "The World's Most Humble Fruit." Preface ... Banana the Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World ... Musapedia page on Fusarium wilt Can This Fruit be Saved? (discusses the disease threat to banana crops) ...
... When in their roosts, the Jamaican fruit bat has a reproductive system known as "resource defensive polygyny" ... Jamaican fruit bats are most active at midnight, following that, activity begins to die down ... When captured, a Jamaican fruit bat will warn conspecifics with a distress call made of a long series of pulses typically lasting 15 kHz ...
... A mixture of various kinds of fruit, high-strength rum and sugar is filled into a large stoneware pot (the eponymous rum pot) and matured for several months until the fruit is very soft and ... the pot is set up in a cool and dark place in spring, and different kinds of ripe fruit are added to it over the months as they come in season ... The fruit are thereby preserved to be eaten in winter, when the Rumtopf is matured ...
... The marula fruit is also eaten by various animals in Southern Africa ... warthogs and monkeys becoming intoxicated from eating fermented marula fruit ... any effect on them, and other animals prefer the ripe fruit ...
... as a plant hormone causes ripening of many types of fruit ... Maintaining most fruits in an efficient cold chain is optimal for post harvest storage, with the aim of extending and ensuring shelf life ... All fruits benefit from proper post harvest care ...
More definitions of "fruit":
- (verb): Bear fruit.
Example: "The trees fruited early this year"
- (noun): An amount of a product.
- (verb): Cause to bear fruit.
- (noun): The ripened reproductive body of a seed plant.
Famous quotes containing the word fruit:
“Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools, I have always looked for a great beauty: they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall.”
—Jean Paul Richter (17631825)
“The only fruit which even much living yields seems to be often only some trivial success,the ability to do some slight thing better. We make conquest only of husks and shells for the most part,at least apparently,but sometimes these are cinnamon and spices, you know.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Let those who go home tell the same story of you:
Of action with a common purpose, action
None the less fruitful if neither you nor we
Know, until the moment after death
What is the fruit of action.”
—T.S. (Thomas Stearns)