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.


Eggplant, an herb related to the potato. Its fruit is eaten fried and in vegetable stews and casseroles.

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  • Raspberry


    Raspberry, a spiny shrub that is widely grown for its flavorful fruits. The many cultivated varieties yield red, black, purple, and yellow fruits. See more »

  • Tangerine


    Tangerine, or Mandarin, the name of an edible citrus fruit and of the evergreen tree that bears it. See more »

  • Watermelon


    Watermelon, a plant that grows as a vine on the surface of the ground, producing an edible fruit. See more »

  • Banana


    Banana, a fruit that is economically important; also the plant that bears it. About 35 species and more than 100 varieties, most of which are edible, grow in tropical regions worldwide. See more »

  • Bergamot


    Bergamot, a name given to several plants. The bergamot tree is a citrus tree that bears fragrant, yellow, pear-shaped fruit. See more »

  • Berry


    Berry, a fleshy fruit with seeds embedded in its pulp. The skin may be thick or thin. See more »

  • Boysenberry


    Boysenberry, a trailing plant closely related to the blackberry. It bears large, reddish-black berries. See more »

  • Casaba


    Casaba, a large melon with orange flesh. It resembles a large cantaloupe (muskmelon) but the flesh does not have a musky odor. See more »

  • Citron


    Citron, a subtropical citrus tree, native to Asia. The fruit has a thick, fragrant rind that is candied and used in cakes and confections. See more »

  • Currant


    Currant, a small seedless raisin, used in making baked goods and desserts. It is not related to the common red currant found in American gardens, but is really a tiny grape. See more »

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