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Etymology

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From fructo, borrowed from Latin fructus (enjoyment, proceeds, profits, produce, income), a derivative of Latin fruor (to enjoy), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰruHg- (to make use of, to have enjoyment of). Displaced the inherited doublet fruito. Compare Galician froito.

Pronunciation

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  • Rhymes: -utu
  • Hyphenation: fru‧to

Noun

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fruto m (plural frutos)

  1. (poetic, archaic) fruit (biology term)
  2. (figuratively) fruit; result; reward
  3. offspring (daughters and sons)

Quotations

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:fruto.

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Hyponyms

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Spanish

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfɾuto/ [ˈfɾu.t̪o]
  • Rhymes: -uto
  • Syllabification: fru‧to

Etymology 1

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Borrowed from Latin frūctus. Compare the inherited Old Spanish frucho.

Noun

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fruto m (plural frutos)

  1. (botany) any fruit from a plant, whether sweet or not (like avocado or tomato), edible or not
  2. any vegetable or produce that is grown
  3. (economics) profit from an activity
  4. result of an action, omission, attitude, etc.
  5. (figuratively) offspring
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Etymology 2

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Verb

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fruto

  1. first-person singular present indicative of frutar

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