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tutti-frutti

[too-tee-froo-tee] /ˈtu tiˈfru ti/
noun
1.
a preserve of chopped mixed fruits, often with brandy syrup.
2.
a confection, especially ice cream, flavored with a variety of fruits, usually candied and minced.
3.
a synthetic flavoring combining the flavors of a variety of fruits:
tutti-frutti chewing gum.
Origin of tutti-frutti
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism; < Italian: literally, all the fruits
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  • We have nothing in common but a love of divorce and a mutual abhorrence of tutti-frutti.

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  • I hated it, but nobly sacrificed myself and gave her tutti-frutti and gained character every evening of our honeymoon!

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  • I did the rest—with the aid of a clergyman, whom I tipped even more liberally than the waiter who served us tutti-frutti.

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  • Serve with the tutti-frutti a sauce of whipped cream flavored with kirsch, maraschino, or sherry.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
  • All the candies, stick, drop and fancy; tutti-frutti and pepsin chewing-gum, chocolate creams and marshmallow goods.

    The Wooing of Calvin Parks Laura E. Richards
British Dictionary definitions for tutti-frutti

tutti-frutti

/ˈtuːtɪˈfruːtɪ/
noun
1.
(pl) -fruttis. an ice cream or a confection containing small pieces of candied or fresh fruits
2.
a preserve of chopped mixed fruits, often with brandy syrup
3.
a flavour like that of many fruits combined
adjective
4.
having such a flavour
Word Origin
from Italian, literally: all the fruits
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Word Origin and History for tutti-frutti

1834, from Italian tutti frutti "all fruits," from tutti, plural of tutto "all" + frutti, plural of frutto "fruit."

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