noun, plural: fruits
(1) (botany) The seed-bearing structure in angiosperms formed from the ovary after flowering.
(2) The edible, usually fleshy and sweet smelling part of a plant that may or may not contain seed(s).
(3) The offspring from a sexual union.
Classification of fruits based on the arrangement from which they derive:
Word origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin frūctus, enjoyment, fruit, from past participle of fruī, to enjoy.