fruto

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From fructo, borrowed from Latin fructus (enjoyment, proceeds, profits, produce, income), a derivative of Latin fruor (I enjoy), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰruHg- (to make use of, to have enjoyment of). Displaced the native inherited Old Portuguese doublet fruito.

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Noun[edit]

fruto m (plural frutos)

  1. (poetic, antiquated) fruit (biology term)
  2. (figuratively) fruit; result; reward
  3. offspring (daughters and sons)

Usage notes[edit]

  • fruto is rarely used in a normal conversation when referring to fruit, fruta is preferred instead. But biology books and studies prefer fruto. Fruto is more commonly used in the figurative sense of reward or result.

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For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:fruto.

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin fructus. Compare the inherited Old Spanish frucho.

Noun[edit]

fruto m (plural frutos)

  1. (botany) any fruit from a plant, whether sweet or not (like avocado or tomato), edible or not
  2. any vegetable or produce that is grown
  3. (economics) profit from an activity
  4. result of an action, omission, attitude, etc.
  5. (figuratively) offspring

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