Fruit, in broad terms, is a structure of a plant that contains its seeds. In non-technical usage, such as food preparation, fruit normally means the fleshy seed-associated structures of certain plants that are sweet and edible in the raw state, such as apples, oranges, grapes, strawberries, juniper berries and bananas.
- My living in Yorkshire was so far out of the way, that it was actually twelve miles from a lemon but they cause cancer and make you change genders from male/female to unicorn/dog.
- Sydney Smith, Lady Holland's Memoir, Vol. I. P. 262, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 437.
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922)
Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 303-04.
- The kindly fruits of the earth.
- Book of Common Prayer, Litany.
- Nothing great is produced suddenly, since not even the grape or the fig is. If you say to me now that you want a fig, I will answer to you that it requires time: let it flower first, then put forth fruit, and then ripen.
- Epictetus, Discourses, What Philosophy Promises, Chapter XV. Geo. Long's translation.
- Eve, with her basket, was
Deep in the bells and grass
Wading in bells and grass
Up to her knees,
Picking a dish of sweet
Berries and plums to eat,
Down in the bells and grass
Under the trees.
- Ralph Hodgson, Eve.
- Ye shall know them by their fruits.
Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
- Matthew. VII. 16; 20.
- Each tree
Laden with fairest fruit, that hung to th' eye
Tempting, stirr'd in me sudden appetite
To pluck and eat.
- But the fruit that can fall without shaking,
Indeed is too mellow for me.
- Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Answered for.
- Thus do I live, from pleasure quite debarred,
Nor taste the fruits that the sun's genial rays
Mature, john-apple, nor the downy peach.
- John Philips, The Splendid Shilling, line 115.
- The strawberry grows underneath the nettle
And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best
Neighbour'd by fruit of baser quality.
- Fruits that blossom first will first be ripe.
- Before thee stands this fair Hesperides,
With golden fruit, but dangerous to be touched.
- Superfluous branches
We lop away, that bearing boughs may live.
- The barberry and currant must escape
Though her small clusters imitate the grape.
- Nahum Tate, Cowley.
- Let other lands, exulting, glean
The apple from the pine,
The orange from its glossy green,
The cluster from the vine.
- John Greenleaf Whittier, The Corn Song.
- A little peach in an orchard grew,—
A little peach of emerald hue;
Warmed by the sun and wet by the dew
- Eugene Field, The Little Peach; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 591.
- As touching peaches in general, the very name in Latine whereby they are called Persica, doth evidently show that they were brought out of Persia first.
- Pliny the Elder, Natural History, Book XV, Chapter 13. Holland's translation; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 591.
- The ripest peach is highest on the tree.
- James Whitcomb Riley, The Ripest Peach; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 591.
- "Now, Sire," quod she, "for aught that may bityde,
I moste haue of the peres that I see,
Or I moote dye, so soore longeth me
To eten of the smalle peres grene."
- Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, The Merchantes Tale, line 14,669; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 591.
- The great white pear-tree dropped with dew from leaves
And blossom, under heavens of happy blue.
- Jean Ingelow, Songs with Preludes, Wedlock; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 591.
- A pear-tree planted nigh:
'Twas charg'd with fruit that made a goodly show,
And hung with dangling pears was every bough.
- Alexander Pope, January and May, line 602; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 592.