From Middle English *fruit-berende, *fruit-berand (found in compounds: olife froite berand, oliue fruitberand), equivalent to fruit + bearing. Compare Old English wæstmbǣre (literally “fruit-bearing”).
fruit-bearing (plural fruit-bearings)
- The act or process of bearing or producing fruit.
- (of a species of tree, a specific tree, a branch, etc.) Bearing fruit.