Definition of fruit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

fruit

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//fruːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fruːt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fruit
BrE BrE//fruːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fruːt//
 
he / she / it fruits
BrE BrE//fruːts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fruːts//
 
past simple fruited
BrE BrE//ˈfruːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfruːtɪd//
 
past participle fruited
BrE BrE//ˈfruːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfruːtɪd//
 
-ing form fruiting
BrE BrE//ˈfruːtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfruːtɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] (specialist) (of a tree or plant) to produce fruit Word Origin Middle English: from Old French, from Latin fructus ‘enjoyment of produce, harvest’, from frui ‘enjoy’, related to fruges ‘fruits of the earth’, plural (and most common form) of frux, frug- ‘fruit’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fruit