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first fruits

the earliest fruit of the season.
the first product or result of anything.
Origin of first fruits
1350-1400; Middle English Unabridged
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  • The first fruits of this work are about to be harvested.
  • The first fruits of the recovered manhood of the race were material achievements and material power.
  • Symptoms are usually observed when plants start to develop the first fruits and day temperatures are high.
  • To-day's results are the first fruits of this warning.
British Dictionary definitions for first fruits

first fruits

plural noun
the first results, products, or profits of an undertaking
fruit that ripens first
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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