Fruitage to Fuel
(Fruit"age) n. [F. fruitage.]
1. Fruit, collectively; fruit, in general; fruitery.
The trees . . . ambrosial fruitage bear.Milton.
2. Product or result of any action; effect, good or ill.
(Fruit"er) a. A ship for carrying fruit.
(Fruit"er*er) n. [Cf. F. fruitier.] One who deals in fruit; a seller of fruits.
(Fruit"er*ess), n. A woman who sells fruit.
(Fruit"er*y) n.; pl. Fruiteries [F. fruiterie place where fruit is kept, in OF. also, fruitage.]
1. Fruit, taken collectively; fruitage. J. Philips.
2. A repository for fruit. Johnson.
(Fruit"es*tere) n. A fruiteress. [Obs.]
(Fruit"ful) a. Full of fruit; producing fruit abundantly; bearing results; prolific; fertile; liberal; bountiful; as,
a fruitful tree, or season, or soil; a fruitful wife. Fruit"ful*ly, adv. Fruit"ful*ness, n.
Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth.Gen. i. 28.
[Nature] By disburdening growsMilton.
The great fruitfulness of the poet's fancy.Addison.
Syn. Fertile; prolific; productive; fecund; plentiful; rich; abundant; plenteous. See Fertile.
(Fruit"ing), a. Pertaining to, or producing, fruit.
(Fruit"ing), n. The bearing of fruit.
(Fru*i"tion) n. [OF. fruition, L. fruitio, enjoyment, fr. L. frui, p. p. fruitus, to use or enjoy.
See Fruit, n.] Use or possession of anything, especially such as is accompanied with pleasure or
satisfaction; pleasure derived from possession or use. "Capacity of fruition." Rogers. "Godlike fruition."
Where I may have fruition of her love.Shak.
(Fru"i*tive) a. [See Fruition.] Enjoying; possessing. [Obs.] Boyle.
1. Lacking, or not bearing, fruit; barren; destitute of offspring; as, a fruitless tree or shrub; a fruitless marriage.
2. Productive of no advantage or good effect; vain; idle; useless; unprofitable; as, a fruitless attempt; a fruitless
They in mutual accusation spentMilton.
The fruitless hours.
Syn. Useless; barren; unprofitable; abortive; ineffectual; vain; idle; profitless. See Useless.