FRUITS

Fruits are the seed-bearing parts of plants. Fruits are often fleshy, edible substances containing juices and nutrients beneficial to humans and animals. However, many fruits are commonly mistaken as vegetables.
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Litchi

Litchi (also lichee, lichi, leechee, lychee), a tree of southern China cultivated in the tropics for its fruits.

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  • Lemon

    Lemon

    Lemon, the name of a citrus fruit and the tree that bears it. The lemon tree is native to southeastern Asia and probably originated in India. See more »

  • Lime

    Lime

    Lime, an evergreen tree related to the orange. The crooked-trunked, straggly tree grows 8 to 15 feet (2.4 to 4.6 m) tall. See more »

  • Lingonberry

    Lingonberry

    Lingonberry, or Lingenberry, a low creeping, evergreen shrub that grows in northern Europe, Asia, and North America. See more »

  • Loganberry

    Loganberry

    Loganberry, a trailing plant of the rose family, closely related to the blackberry. See more »

  • Mango

    Mango

    Mango, a tropical fruit tree native to India; also, the fruit of the tree. The mango tree grows to a height of 90 feet (27 m). See more »

  • Melon

    Melon

    Melon, an annual plant cultivated for its fruit. There are two genera: (1) the watermelons and (2) the muskmelons, which include cantaloupes, casabas, honeydew melons, and Persian melons. See more »

  • Mulberry

    Mulberry

    Mulberry, a genus of deciduous trees grown as ornamentals and for their fruit, which are called mulberries. See more »

  • Muskmelon

    Muskmelon

    Muskmelon, a trailing or climbing annual vine native to Asia. Its fruit is also called muskmelon. See more »

  • Olive

    Olive

    Olive, a family of trees and shrubs. The common olive tree, the subject of this article, is the plant of most economic value in this family. See more »

  • Papaya

    Papaya

    Papaya, a small tree native to tropical America, Hawaii, and the West Indies. It is widely cultivated in southern Florida, southern California, and parts of Asia and Africa, primarily for its bland, sweet-tasting fruit. See more »

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