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fruit tree

a tree bearing edible fruit.
Origin of fruit tree
1570-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Mawkish and over-mellow becometh the fruit in their hands: unsteady, and withered at the top, doth their look make the fruit-tree.

    Thus Spake Zarathustra Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Beauty is the blossom that makes the fruit-tree fair and fragrant.

  • Its chief value in Europe is as a fruit-tree, though the light but tough wood is much esteemed for the manufacture of furniture.

  • When a fruit-grower plants a fruit-tree, he does three things for it.

  • Then he fled into the forest, and after many days was found hanging dead in the fork of a fruit-tree.

    In Court and Kampong Hugh Clifford
  • When an orchard is selected, the apple is preferred to any other fruit-tree.

  • Sometimes it is a rovin' peddler at day-rates or a fruit-tree agent by the week.

    Dixie Hart Will N. Harben
  • There are vineyards, cornfields, orchards, almost every fruit-tree flourishes there.

    The Garden Of Allah Robert Hichens
  • There are but few trees, the apricot being the only fruit-tree cultivated, and it does not seem to thrive.

  • It is worth while to have an intellectual interest in a fruit-tree.

    The Holy Earth L. H. Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for fruit-tree

fruit tree

any tree that bears edible fruit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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