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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch ovet (fruit), from Old Dutch ovit (fruit), from Proto-Germanic *ubatją (fruit, produce, increase), from a compound whose first element represents Proto-Indo-European *obʰi-, *ebʰi-, *bʰi- (on, toward, from, by), and whose second element is Proto-Germanic *at-, *ēta- (edibles, food), from Proto-Germanic *etaną (to eat), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed- (to eat). Cognate with Old English ofett (fruit, vegetable) (whence Middle English ovet), Middle Low German ōvet, āvet, ōft (fruit), Old High German obaz (fruit) (whence German Obst). More at ob-, eat.

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ooft n (plural ooften, diminutive ooftje n)

  1. tree fruit
  2. fruit in general

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