firstfruit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English firste fruyt, equivalent to first +‎ fruit.

NounEdit

firstfruit (plural firstfruits)

  1. An offering of the first of the harvest; firstfruits.
  2. The first growth, allegory for the first people to receive the message.
  3. Ceremony in Southern Africa, notably among the Zulu and Swazi peoples, in which the paramount chief is the first to eat from the new harvest.

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