Glossary of fruits

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  • accessory fruit -  fruit containing much fleshy tissue besides that of the ripened ovary; as apple or strawberry
  • achene -  small dry indehiscent fruit with the seed distinct from the fruit wall
  • ackee -  red pear-shaped tropical fruit with poisonous seeds; flesh is poisonous when unripe or overripe
  • acorn squash -  small dark green or yellow ribbed squash with yellow to orange flesh;  squash plant bearing small acorn-shaped fruits having yellow flesh and dark green or yellow rind with longitudinal ridges
  • actinidia arguta -  climbing Asiatic vine having long finely serrate leaves and racemes of white flowers followed by greenish-yellow edible fruit
  • actinidia chinensis -  climbing vine native to China; cultivated in New Zealand for its fuzzy edible fruit with green meat
  • actinidia deliciosa -  climbing vine native to China; cultivated in New Zealand for its fuzzy edible fruit with green meat
  • actinidia polygama -  ornamental vine of eastern Asia having yellow edible fruit and leaves with silver-white markings
  • adams -  a mountain peak in southwestern Washington in the Cascade Range (12,307 feet high);  2nd President of the United States (1735-1826);  6th President of the United States; son of John Adams (1767-1848);  American Revolutionary leader and patriot; an organizer of the Boston Tea Party and signer of the Declaration of Independence (1722-1803)
  • adansonia digitata -  African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread
  • adansonia gregorii -  Australian tree having an agreeably acid fruit that resembles a gourd
  • ade -  a sweetened beverage of diluted fruit juice
  • adenanthera pavonina -  East Indian tree with racemes of yellow-white flowers; cultivated as an ornamental
  • aggregate fruit -  fruit consisting of many individual small fruits or drupes derived from separate ovaries within a common receptacle: e.g. blackberry; raspberry; pineapple
  • alb -  a white linen liturgical vestment with sleeves; worn by priests
  • alca -  type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill
  • alexander -  king of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC);  European herb somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherb
  • almond -  oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree;  small bushy deciduous tree native to Asia and North Africa having pretty pink blossoms and highly prized edible nuts enclosed in a hard green hull; cultivated in southern Australia and California
  • almond oil -  pale yellow fatty oil expressed from sweet or bitter almonds
  • ambrosia -  (classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal;  fruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut;  any of numerous chiefly North American weedy plants constituting the genus Ambrosia that produce highly allergenic pollen responsible for much hay fever and asthma;  a mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae
  • amelanchier -  North American deciduous trees or shrubs
  • ananas -  a genus of tropical American plants have sword-shaped leaves and a fleshy compound fruits composed of the fruits of several flowers (such as pineapples);  large sweet fleshy tropical fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated
  • ananas comosus -  a tropical American plant bearing a large fleshy edible fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated in the tropics
  • anderson -  United States physicist who discovered antimatter in the form of an antielectron that is called the positron (1905-1991);  United States contralto noted for her performance of spirituals (1902-1993);  United States dramatist (1888-1959);  United States physicist who studied the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems (1923-);  United States author whose works were frequently autobiographical (1876-1941)
  • anna -  a former copper coin of Pakistan
  • annona -  type genus of the Annonaceae; tropical American trees or shrubs
  • annona glabra -  small evergreen tree of tropical America with edible fruit; used chiefly as grafting stock
  • annona reticulata -  small tropical American tree bearing a bristly heart-shaped acid tropical fruit
  • ant -  social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
  • apple -  fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh;  native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits
  • apple pie -  pie (with a top crust) containing sliced apples and sugar
  • apple sauce -  puree of stewed apples usually sweetened and spiced
  • apricot -  downy yellow to rosy-colored fruit resembling a small peach;  Asian tree having clusters of usually white blossoms and edible fruit resembling the peach;  a shade of pink tinged with yellow
  • arbutus unedo -  small evergreen European shrubby tree bearing many-seeded scarlet berries that are edible but bland; of Ireland, southern Europe, Asia Minor
  • areca catechu -  southeastern Asian palm bearing betel nuts (scarlet or orange single-seeded fruit with a fibrous husk)
  • arenga pinnata -  Malaysian feather palm with base densely clothed with fibers; yields a sweet sap used in wine and trunk pith yields sago
  • aristotelia serrata -  graceful deciduous shrub or small tree having attractive foliage and small red berries that turn black at maturity and are used for making wine
  • artocarpus altilis -  native to Pacific islands and having edible fruit with a texture like bread
  • artwork -  photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication
  • asimina triloba -  small tree native to the eastern United States having oblong leaves and fleshy fruit
  • asparagus bean -  South American bean having very long succulent pods
  • australia -  a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony;  the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
  • avocado -  of the dull yellowish green of the meat of an avocado;   a pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed;  tropical American tree bearing large pulpy green fruits
  • baldwin -  an American eating apple with red or yellow and red skin;  English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1867-1947);  United States author who was an outspoken critic of racism (1924-1987)
  • banana -  elongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet flesh;  any of several tropical and subtropical treelike herbs of the genus Musa having a terminal crown of large entire leaves and usually bearing hanging clusters of elongated fruits
  • banana peel -  the skin of a banana (especially when it is stripped off and discarded)
  • banana split -  a banana split lengthwise and topped with scoops of ice cream and sauces and nuts and whipped cream
  • banner -  unusually good; outstanding;   long strip of cloth or paper used for decoration or advertising;  a newspaper headline that runs across the full page
  • beacon -  a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships;  a fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance;  a radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes;  verb guide with a beacon;  shine like a beacon
  • bean -  any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food;  any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods;  any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans;  informal terms for a human head;  verb hit on the head, especially with a pitched baseball
  • bell pepper -  large bell-shaped sweet pepper in green or red or yellow or orange or black varieties;  plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers
  • bellini -  Italian composer of operas (1801-1835)
  • berberis -  large genus of shrubs of temperate zones of New and Old Worlds
  • bergamot orange -  small tree with pear-shaped fruit whose oil is used in perfumery; Italy
  • berry -  any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves;  United States rock singer (born in 1931);  a small fruit having any of various structures, e.g., simple (grape or blueberry) or aggregate (blackberry or raspberry);  verb pick or gather berries
  • beta -  preliminary or testing stage of a software or hardware product;  second in order of importance;   the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet;  beets
  • betel -  Asian pepper plant whose dried leaves are chewed with betel nut (seed of the betel palm) by southeast Asians
  • beverage -  any liquid suitable for drinking
  • bilberry -  blue-black berries similar to American blueberries;  erect blueberry of western United States having solitary flowers and somewhat sour berries;  erect European blueberry having solitary flowers and blue-black berries
  • bird cherry -  any of several small-fruited cherry trees frequented or fed on by birds
  • bismarck -  capital of the state of North Dakota; located in south central North Dakota overlooking the Missouri river;  German statesman under whose leadership Germany was united (1815-1898)
  • bitter almond -  almond trees having white blossoms and poisonous nuts yielding an oil used for flavoring and for medicinal purposes
  • bitter orange -  highly acidic orange used especially in marmalade;  any of various common orange trees yielding sour or bitter fruit; used as grafting stock
  • black pepper -  pepper that is ground from whole peppercorns with husks on;  climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam
  • black raspberry -  raspberry native to eastern North America having black thimble-shaped fruit
  • blackberry -  large sweet black or very dark purple edible aggregate fruit of any of various bushes of the genus Rubus;  bramble with sweet edible black or dark purple berries that usually do not separate from the receptacle;  verb pick or gather blackberries
  • blackheart -  heart cherry with dark flesh and skin cherry;  any of various diseases in which the central tissues blacken
  • blueberry -  sweet edible dark-blue berries of either low-growing or high-growing blueberry plants;  any of numerous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium bearing blueberries
  • borassus flabellifer -  tall fan palm of Africa and India and Malaysia yielding a hard wood and sweet sap that is a source of palm wine and sugar; leaves used for thatching and weaving
  • borges -  Argentinian writer remembered for his short stories (1899-1986)
  • botanist -  a biologist specializing in the study of plants
  • botany -  the branch of biology that studies plants;  all the plant life in a particular region or period
  • boysenberry -  large raspberry-flavored fruit; cross between blackberries and raspberries;  cultivated hybrid bramble of California having large dark wine-red fruit with a flavor resembling raspberries
  • brandy -  distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
  • breadfruit -  a large round seedless or seeded fruit with a texture like bread; eaten boiled or baked or roasted or ground into flour; the roasted seeds resemble chestnuts;  native to Pacific islands and having edible fruit with a texture like bread
  • brio -  quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
  • brown betty -  baked pudding of apples and breadcrumbs
  • bullace -  small wild or half-domesticated Eurasian plum bearing small ovoid fruit in clusters
  • burnham -  United States architect who designed the first important skyscraper with a skeleton (1846-1912)
  • bush lawyer -  stout-stemmed trailing shrub of New Zealand that scrambles over other growth
  • businessman -  a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)
  • butternut squash -  buff-colored squash with a long usually straight neck and sweet orange flesh;  plant bearing buff-colored squash having somewhat bottle-shaped fruit with fine-textured edible flesh and a smooth thin rind
  • calabash -  a pipe for smoking; has a curved stem and a large bowl made from a calabash gourd;  tropical American evergreen that produces large round gourds;  round gourd of the calabash tree;  bottle made from the dried shell of a bottle gourd;  Old World climbing plant with hard-shelled bottle-shaped gourds as fruits
  • california -  a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
  • calvados -  dry apple brandy made in Normandy
  • cameo -  engraving or carving in low relief on a stone (as in a brooch or ring)
  • campbell -  United States mythologist (1904-1987)
  • candy -  a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts;  verb coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze
  • candy apple -  an apple that is covered with a candy-like substance (usually caramelized sugar)
  • canopy -  a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather;  the umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air;  the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit;  verb cover with a canopy
  • cantaloupe -  a variety of muskmelon vine having fruit with a tan rind and orange flesh;  the fruit of a cantaloup vine; small to medium-sized melon with yellowish flesh
  • capsicum baccatum -  plant bearing very small and very hot oblong red fruits; includes wild forms native to tropical America; thought to be ancestral to the sweet pepper and many hot peppers
  • capsicum frutescens -  plant bearing very hot medium-sized oblong red peppers; grown principally in the Gulf Coast states for production of hot sauce
  • capsule -  a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside;  a small container;  a structure that encloses a body part;  a dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore-containing structure of e.g. mosses;  a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergency; then the pilot descends by parachute;  a spacecraft designed to transport people and support human life in outer space;  a shortened version of a written work;  verb enclose in a capsule;  put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume
  • carambola -  deeply ridged yellow-brown tropical fruit; used raw as a vegetable or in salad or when fully ripe as a dessert;  East Indian tree bearing deeply ridged yellow-brown fruit
  • caramel apple -  an apple that is covered with a candy-like substance (usually caramelized sugar)
  • cardinal -  serving as an essential component;  being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order;   crested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male;  a variable color averaging a vivid red;  (Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes;  the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order
  • carica papaya -  tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruit
  • carissa macrocarpa -  very large closely branched South African shrub having forked bright green spines and shiny leaves
  • caryocar nuciferum -  large South American evergreen tree trifoliate leaves and drupes with nutlike seeds used as food and a source of cooking oil
  • caryopsis -  dry seedlike fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn
  • caryota urens -  fishtail palm of India to Malay Peninsula; sap yields a brown sugar (jaggery) and trunk pith yields sago
  • cashew -  kidney-shaped nut edible only when roasted;  tropical American evergreen tree bearing kidney-shaped nuts that are edible only when roasted
  • castanea sativa -  wild or cultivated throughout southern Europe, northwestern Africa and southwestern Asia
  • castile soap -  a good hard soap made from olive oil and sodium hydroxide
  • cat -  feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats;  a spiteful woman gossip;  a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans along a single axis;  any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild;  a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work;  a whip with nine knotted cords;  the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant;  an informal term for a youth or man;  verb beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails;  eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
  • catawba -  the Siouan language spoken by the Catawba;  slipskin grape; a reddish American table grape;  a member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Carolinas
  • cayenne pepper -  a long and often twisted hot red pepper;  ground pods and seeds of pungent red peppers of the genus Capsicum;  plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red
  • champion -  holding first place in a contest;   someone who fights for a cause;  someone who has won first place in a competition;  someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field;  a person who backs a politician or a team etc.;  verb protect or fight for as a champion
  • chancellor -  the honorary or titular head of a university;  the person who is head of state (in several countries)
  • cherimoya -  large tropical fruit with leathery skin and soft pulp; related to custard apples;  small tropical American tree bearing round or oblong fruit
  • cherry -  of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies;   a red fruit with a single hard stone;  any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy round fruit with a single hard stone; many also produce a valuable hardwood;  wood of any of various cherry trees especially the black cherry;  a red the color of ripe cherries
  • cherry plum -  small Asiatic tree bearing edible red or yellow fruit; used in Europe as budding stock
  • cherry tomato -  small red to yellow tomatoes;  plant bearing small red to yellow fruit
  • chestnut -  (of hair) of a golden brown to reddish brown color;   a dark golden-brown or reddish-brown horse;  a small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse's leg;  edible nut of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea;  any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur;  wood of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea
  • chili pepper -  very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency;  plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red
  • chipotle -  a ripe jalapeno that has been dried for use in cooking
  • chrysophyllum cainito -  evergreen tree of West Indies and Central America having edible purple fruit star-shaped in cross section and dark green leaves with golden silky undersides
  • cider -  a beverage made from juice pressed from apples
  • citrange -  more aromatic and acid tasting than oranges; used in beverages and marmalade;  more aromatic and acidic than oranges
  • citron -  large lemonlike fruit with thick aromatic rind; usually preserved;  thorny evergreen small tree or shrub of India widely cultivated for its large lemonlike fruits that have thick warty rind
  • citrus -  any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp; grown in warm regions;  any of numerous tropical usually thorny evergreen trees of the genus Citrus having leathery evergreen leaves and widely cultivated for their juicy edible fruits having leathery aromatic rinds
  • citrus aurantium -  any of various common orange trees yielding sour or bitter fruit; used as grafting stock
  • citrus limetta -  lemon tree having fruit with a somewhat insipid sweetish pulp
  • citrus maxima -  southeastern Asian tree producing large fruits resembling grapefruits
  • citrus medica -  thorny evergreen small tree or shrub of India widely cultivated for its large lemonlike fruits that have thick warty rind
  • citrus reticulata -  shrub or small tree having flattened globose fruit with very sweet aromatic pulp and thin yellow-orange to flame-orange rind that is loose and easily removed; native to southeastern Asia
  • clementine -  a mandarin orange of a deep reddish orange color and few seeds;  a variety of mandarin orange that is grown around the Mediterranean and in South Africa
  • climacteric -  a period in a man's life corresponding to menopause;  the time in a woman's life in which the menstrual cycle ends
  • clinton -  a town in east central Iowa;  United States politician who as governor of New York supported the project to build the Erie Canal (1769-1828);  42nd President of the United States (1946-);  wife of President Clinton and later a woman member of the United States Senate (1947-)
  • club -  stout stick that is larger at one end;  a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more black trefoils on it;  a formal association of people with similar interests;  a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink;  a building that is occupied by a social club;  golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball;  a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together;  verb strike with a club or a bludgeon;  gather and spend time together;  unite with a common purpose
  • cobbler -  tall sweetened iced drink of wine or liquor with fruit;  a person who makes or repairs shoes;  made of fruit with rich biscuit dough usually only on top of the fruit
  • cocktail -  an appetizer served as a first course at a meal;  a short mixed drink
  • cocoa bean -  seed of the cacao tree; ground roasted beans are source of chocolate
  • coconut -  large hard-shelled oval nut with a fibrous husk containing thick white meat surrounding a central cavity filled (when fresh) with fluid or milk;  the edible white meat a coconut; often shredded for use in e.g. cakes and curries;  tall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruits; widely planted throughout the tropics
  • coconut cream -  white liquid obtained from compressing fresh coconut meat
  • coconut water -  clear to whitish fluid from within a fresh coconut
  • cocos nucifera -  tall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruits; widely planted throughout the tropics
  • coir -  stiff coarse fiber from the outer husk of a coconut
  • color -  having or capable of producing colors;   the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation;  a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect;  the timbre of a musical sound;  interest and variety and intensity;  (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors;  a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks);  an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading;  any material used for its color;  verb add color to;  gloss or excuse;  decorate with colors;  modify or bias;  change color, often in an undesired manner;  affect as in thought or feeling
  • colorado potato beetle -  black-and-yellow beetle that feeds in adult and larval stages on potato leaves; originally of eastern Rocky Mountains; now worldwide
  • common fig -  Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit
  • company -  an institution created to conduct business;  a unit of firefighters including their equipment;  a social gathering of guests or companions;  organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical);  small military unit; usually two or three platoons;  the state of being with someone;  crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship;  a band of people associated temporarily in some activity;  a social or business visitor;  verb be a companion to somebody
  • compote -  dessert of stewed or baked fruit
  • confetti -  small pieces or streamers of colored paper that are thrown around on festive occasions (as at a wedding)
  • cookie -  a short line of text that a web site puts on your computer's hard drive when you access the web site;  any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term);  the cook on a ranch or at a camp
  • cooking -  the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
  • cooking apple -  an apple used primarily in cooking for pies and applesauce etc
  • cooperative -  done with or working with others for a common purpose or benefit;  willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement;  involving the joint activity of two or more;   a jointly owned commercial enterprise (usually organized by farmers or consumers) that produces and distributes goods and services and is run for the benefit of its owners;  an association formed and operated for the benefit of those using it
  • copra -  the dried meat of the coconut from which oil is extracted
  • cordia -  tropical deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs of the family Boraginaceae
  • cornus mas -  deciduous European shrub or small tree having bright red fruit
  • cortland -  large apple with a red skin
  • cosmopolitan -  of worldwide scope or applicability;  composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests;  growing or occurring in many parts of the world;   a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries
  • cotoneaster -  any shrub of the genus Cotoneaster: erect or creeping shrubs having richly colored autumn foliage and many small white to pinkish flowers followed by tiny red or black fruits
  • cowberry -  low evergreen shrub of high north temperate regions of Europe and Asia and America bearing red edible berries;  tart red berries similar to American cranberries but smaller
  • crabapple -  small sour apple; suitable for preserving;  any of numerous wild apple trees usually with small acid fruit;  any of numerous varieties of crab apples cultivated for their small acid (usually bright red) fruit used for preserving or as ornamentals for their blossoms
  • cranberry -  very tart red berry used for sauce or juice;  any of numerous shrubs of genus Vaccinium bearing cranberries
  • cranberry juice -  the juice of cranberries (always diluted and sweetened)
  • crataegus aestivalis -  hawthorn of southern United States bearing juicy acid scarlet fruit often used in jellies or preserves
  • crescentia -  a genus of tropical American trees of the family Bignoniaceae; has a short trunk and crooked limbs and drooping branches
  • crisp -  brief and to the point; effectively cut short;  (of something seen or heard) clearly defined;  of hair in small tight curls;  pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed;  pleasantly cold and invigorating;  tender and brittle;   a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat;  verb make brown and crisp by heating;  make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface
  • crookneck squash -  yellow squash with a thin curved neck and somewhat warty skin
  • crumble - verb break or fall apart into fragments;  fall apart;  fall into decay or ruin
  • crush -  the act of crushing;  a dense crowd of people;  temporary love of an adolescent;  leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated;  verb break into small pieces;  become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure;  humiliate or depress completely;  come out better in a competition, race, or conflict;  make ineffective;  crush or bruise;  to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition;  come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
  • cucumber -  cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable; related to melons;  a melon vine of the genus Cucumis; cultivated from earliest times for its cylindrical green fruit
  • cucurbita -  type genus of the Cucurbitaceae
  • cucurbita argyrosperma -  plant bearing squash having globose to ovoid fruit with variously striped grey and green and white warty rinds
  • cucurbita foetidissima -  perennial vine of dry parts of central and southwestern United States and Mexico having small hard mottled green inedible fruit
  • cucurbita maxima -  any of several winter squash plants producing large greyish-green football-shaped fruit with a rough warty rind;  plant bearing buff-colored squash having somewhat bottle-shaped fruit with fine-textured edible flesh and a smooth thin rind
  • cucurbita moschata -  any of various plants bearing squash having hard rinds and elongated recurved necks
  • cucurbita pepo -  a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes
  • damson -  sweet dark purple plum
  • date palm -  tall tropical feather palm tree native to Syria bearing sweet edible fruit
  • date plum -  an Asiatic persimmon tree cultivated for its small yellow or purplish-black edible fruit much valued by Afghan tribes
  • dehiscence -  (biology) release of material by splitting open of an organ or tissue; the natural bursting open at maturity of a fruit or other reproductive body to release seeds or spores or the bursting open of a surgically closed wound
  • delonix regia -  showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana
  • department of agriculture -  the federal department that administers programs that provide services to farmers (including research and soil conservation and efforts to stabilize the farming economy); created in 1862
  • dessert -  a dish served as the last course of a meal
  • dewberry -  blackberry-like fruits of any of several trailing blackberry bushes;  any of several trailing blackberry brambles especially of North America
  • diamante -  adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material used to decorate clothing
  • diamond -  a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more red rhombuses on it;  a transparent piece of diamond that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem;  very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem;  the baseball playing field;  the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
  • dinka -  a Nilotic language
  • diospyros -  a genus of trees or shrubs that have beautiful and valuable wood
  • diospyros kaki -  small deciduous Asiatic tree bearing large red or orange edible astringent fruit
  • discovery -  the act of discovering something;  a productive insight;  something that is discovered;  (law) compulsory pretrial disclosure of documents relevant to a case; enables one side in a litigation to elicit information from the other side concerning the facts in the case
  • dovyalis caffra -  vigorous South African spiny shrub grown for its round yellow juicy edible fruits
  • drink -  the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess;  a single serving of a beverage;  any large deep body of water;  the act of swallowing;  any liquid suitable for drinking;  verb take in liquids;  consume alcohol;  drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic;  be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to;  propose a toast to
  • drupe -  fleshy indehiscent fruit with a single seed: e.g. almond; peach; plum; cherry; elderberry; olive; jujube
  • duff -  a stiff flour pudding steamed or boiled usually and containing e.g. currants and raisins and citron
  • durian -  huge fruit native to southeastern Asia `smelling like Hell and tasting like Heaven'; seeds are roasted and eaten like nuts;  tree of southeastern Asia having edible oval fruit with a hard spiny rind
  • durio zibethinus -  tree of southeastern Asia having edible oval fruit with a hard spiny rind
  • eccles cake -  a flat round cake of sweetened pastry filled with dried fruit
  • edelweiss -  alpine perennial plant native to Europe having leaves covered with whitish down and small flower heads held in stars of glistening whitish bracts
  • eggplant -  egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow;  hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable
  • elderberry -  berrylike fruit of an elder used for e.g. wines and jellies;  a common shrub with black fruit or a small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies
  • empire -  an eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as both an eating and a cooking apple;  a group of countries under a single authority;  a monarchy with an emperor as head of state;  the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised;  a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
  • engineer -  a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems;  the operator of a railway locomotive;  verb design as an engineer;  plan and direct (a complex undertaking)
  • ensete -  Old World tropical herbs: Abyssinian bananas
  • ensete ventricosum -  large evergreen arborescent herb having huge paddle-shaped leaves and bearing inedible fruit that resemble bananas but edible young flower shoots; sometimes placed in genus Musa
  • envy -  spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins);  a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another;  verb be envious of; set one's heart on;  feel envious towards; admire enviously
  • espalier -  a trellis on which ornamental shrub or fruit tree is trained to grow flat
  • fern -  any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
  • ficus carica -  Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit
  • ficus sycomorus -  thick-branched wide-spreading tree of Africa and adjacent southwestern Asia often buttressed with branches rising from near the ground; produces cluster of edible but inferior figs on short leafless twigs; the biblical sycamore
  • fiesta -  an elaborate party (often outdoors)
  • fire blight -  a disease blackening the leaves of pear and apple trees
  • flacourtia indica -  small shrubby tree of Madagascar cultivated in tropical regions as a hedge plant and for its deep red acid fruits resembling small plums
  • flamenco -  a style of dancing characteristic of the Andalusian Gypsies; vigorous and rhythmic with clapping and stamping of feet;  guitar music composed for dancing the flamenco
  • flavour -  the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth;  (physics) the six kinds of quarks;  the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people;  verb lend flavor to
  • flora -  a living organism lacking the power of locomotion;  all the plant life in a particular region or period
  • flowering quince -  Asiatic ornamental shrub with spiny branches and pink or red blossoms
  • follicle -  any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity
  • food -  any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue;  anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking;  any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
  • forbidden fruit -  originally an apple from the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden; it is now used to refer to anything that is tempting but dangerous (as sexuality)
  • foxberry -  low evergreen shrub of high north temperate regions of Europe and Asia and America bearing red edible berries
  • fragaria chiloensis -  wild strawberry of western United States and South America; source of many varieties of cultivated strawberries
  • fragaria virginiana -  North American wild strawberry with sweet scarlet fruit; a source of many cultivated strawberries
  • framboise -  the common European raspberry; fruit red or orange
  • fruit -  the consequence of some effort or action;  the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant;  an amount of a product;  verb bear fruit;  cause to bear fruit
  • fruitcake -  a rich cake containing dried fruit and nuts and citrus peel and so on;  a whimsically eccentric person
  • fuji -  an extinct volcano in south central Honshu that is the highest peak in Japan; last erupted in 1707; famous for its symmetrical snow-capped peak; a sacred mountain and site for pilgrimages;  shrubby Japanese cherry tree having pale pink blossoms
  • gala -  a gay festivity
  • gaylussacia baccata -  low shrub of the eastern United States bearing shiny black edible fruit; best known of the huckleberries
  • gaylussacia brachycera -  creeping evergreen shrub of southeastern United States having small shiny boxlike leaves and flavorless berries
  • gaylussacia frondosa -  huckleberry of the eastern United States with pink flowers and sweet blue fruit
  • gazpacho -  a soup made with chopped tomatoes and onions and cucumbers and peppers and herbs; served cold
  • general -  prevailing among and common to the general public;  not specialized or limited to one class of things;  applying to all or most members of a category or group;  of national scope;  affecting the entire body;  somewhat indefinite;  of worldwide scope or applicability;   a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular);  a general officer of the highest rank;  the head of a religious order or congregation;  verb command as a general
  • genipa americana -  tree of the West Indies and northern South America bearing succulent edible orange-sized fruit
  • goethe -  German poet and novelist and dramatist who lived in Weimar (1749-1832)
  • gooseberry -  currant-like berry used primarily in jams and jellies;  spiny Eurasian shrub having greenish purple-tinged flowers and ovoid yellow-green or red-purple berries
  • granny smith -  apple with a green skin and hard tart flesh
  • grape -  any of various juicy fruit of the genus Vitis with green or purple skins; grow in clusters;  any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries
  • grapefruit -  large yellow fruit with somewhat acid juicy pulp; usual serving consists of a half;  citrus tree bearing large round edible fruit having a thick yellow rind and juicy somewhat acid pulp
  • green bean -  immature bean pod eaten as a vegetable;  a common bean plant cultivated for its slender green edible pods
  • greengage -  sweet green or greenish-yellow variety of plum
  • grenadier -  deep-sea fish with a large head and body and long tapering tail;  an infantryman equipped with grenades
  • griot -  a storyteller in West Africa; perpetuates the oral traditions of a family or village
  • guacamole -  a dip made of mashed avocado mixed with chopped onions and other seasonings
  • guava -  tropical fruit having yellow skin and pink pulp; eaten fresh or used for e.g. jellies;  small tropical American shrubby tree; widely cultivated in warm regions for its sweet globular yellow fruit;  small tropical shrubby tree bearing small yellowish fruit
  • harvest -  the season for gathering crops;  the gathering of a ripened crop;  the consequence of an effort or activity;  the yield from plants in a single growing season;  verb remove from a culture or a living or dead body, as for the purposes of transplantation;  gather, as of natural products
  • herbert -  United States musician and composer and conductor noted for his comic operas (1859-1924)
  • herm -  a statue consisting of a squared stone pillar with a carved head (usually a bearded Hermes) on top; used in ancient Greece as a boundary marker or signpost
  • hibernal -  characteristic of or relating to winter
  • hideous -  so extremely ugly as to be terrifying;  grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
  • highbush cranberry -  deciduous North American shrub or small tree having three-lobed leaves and red berries
  • hill -  a local and well-defined elevation of the land;  risque English comedian (1925-1992);  United States railroad tycoon (1838-1916);  structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones;  (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands;  verb form into a hill
  • honeydew -  the fruit of a variety of winter melon vine; a large smooth greenish-white melon with pale green flesh
  • howe -  United States inventor who built early sewing machines and won suits for patent infringement against other manufacturers (including Isaac M. Singer) (1819-1867);  United States feminist who was active in the women's suffrage movement (1819-1910);  Canadian hockey player who holds the record for playing the most games (born 1928);  United States editor (1920-1993)
  • huckleberry -  blue-black berry similar to blueberries and bilberries of the eastern United States;  any of several shrubs of the genus Gaylussacia bearing small berries resembling blueberries;  any of various dark-fruited as distinguished from blue-fruited blueberries
  • ice cream -  frozen dessert containing cream and sugar and flavoring
  • ilama -  whitish tropical fruit with a pinkish tinge related to custard apples; grown in the southern United States;  tropical American tree grown in southern United States having a whitish pink-tinged fruit
  • inga edulis -  ornamental evergreen tree with masses of white flowers; tropical and subtropical America
  • ingredient -  a component of a mixture or compound;  food that is a component of a mixture in cooking;  an abstract part of something
  • irvingia gabonensis -  African tree with edible yellow fruit resembling mangos; valued for its oil-rich seed and hardy green wood that resists termites
  • italia -  a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
  • ivory -  a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses;  a shade of white the color of bleached bones
  • jackfruit -  immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted;  East Indian tree cultivated for its immense edible fruit and seeds
  • jazz -  a style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands;  a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles;  empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk;  verb play something in the style of jazz;  have sexual intercourse with
  • job's tears -  hard pearly seeds of an Asiatic grass; often used as beads
  • johnny appleseed -  United States pioneer who planted apple trees as he traveled (1774-1845)
  • jonathan -  red late-ripening apple; primarily eaten raw
  • jones -  English phonetician (1881-1967);  one of the first great English architects and a theater designer (1573-1652);  American naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792);  United States golfer (1902-1971);  United States railroad engineer who died trying to stop his train from crashing into another train; a friend wrote a famous ballad describing the incident (1864-1900);  United States labor leader (born in Ireland) who helped to found the Industrial Workers of the World (1830-1930)
  • juglans regia -  Eurasian walnut valued for its large edible nut and its hard richly figured wood; widely cultivated
  • juice -  any of several liquids of the body;  the liquid part that can be extracted from plant or animal tissue;  electric current;  energetic vitality
  • juicer -  a squeezer with a conical ridged center that is used for squeezing juice from citrus fruit;  a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)
  • jujube -  chewy fruit-flavored jellied candy (sometimes medicated to soothe a sore throat);  dark red plumlike fruit of Old World buckthorn trees;  spiny tree having dark red edible fruits
  • jupiter -  the largest planet and the 5th from the sun; has many satellites and is one of the brightest objects in the night sky;  (Roman mythology) supreme god of Romans; counterpart of Greek Zeus
  • kava -  an alcoholic drink made from the aromatic roots of the kava shrub
  • key lime -  small yellow-green limes of southern Florida
  • kirsch -  from fermented juice of black morello cherries
  • komodo dragon -  the largest lizard in the world (10 feet); found on Indonesian islands
  • kumquat -  small oval citrus fruit with thin sweet rind and very acid pulp;  any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Fortunella bearing small orange-colored edible fruits with thick sweet-flavored skin and sour pulp
  • la crosse -  a town in western Wisconsin on the Mississippi River
  • lambda -  the craniometric point at the junction of the sagittal and lamboid sutures of the skull;  the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet
  • lardizabala -  evergreen monoecious climbers of South America having dark mauve-blue edible berries
  • legume -  the seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas or beans or lentils);  an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae;  the fruit or seed of any of various bean or pea plants consisting of a case that splits along both sides when ripe and having the seeds attach to one side of the case
  • lemon -  an artifact (especially an automobile) that is defective or unsatisfactory;  a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons;  yellow oval fruit with juicy acidic flesh;  a small evergreen tree that originated in Asia but is widely cultivated for its fruit;  a strong yellow color
  • lemonade -  sweetened beverage of diluted lemon juice
  • liberty -  freedom of choice;  personal freedom from servitude or confinement or oppression;  an act of undue intimacy;  immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence;  leave granted to a sailor or naval officer
  • lift -  the act of raising something;  a ride in a car;  the act of giving temporary assistance;  one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot;  a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg;  a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground;  transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable);  plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised;  lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building;  a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill;  the event of something being raised upward;  the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity;  verb remove from a surface;  take off or away by decreasing;  remove from a seedbed or from a nursery;  remove (hair) by scalping;  put an end to;  rise upward, as from pressure or moisture;  raise in rank or condition;  call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs;  make audible;  take (root crops) out of the ground;  take hold of something and move it to a different location;  move upwards;  pay off (a mortgage);  perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face;  invigorate or heighten;  annul by recalling or rescinding;  fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means;  raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help;  move upward;  raise from a lower to a higher position;  make off with belongings of others;  take illegally;  take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property;  rise up
  • lilt -  a jaunty rhythm in music;  verb articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way
  • lime -  the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees;  any of various related trees bearing limes;  any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber;  a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds;  a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide;  a caustic substance produced by heating limestone;  verb cover with lime so as to induce growth;  spread birdlime on branches to catch birds
  • limeade -  sweetened beverage of lime juice and water
  • lingonberry -  tart red berries similar to American cranberries but smaller;  low evergreen shrub of high north temperate regions of Europe and Asia and America bearing red edible berries
  • liqueur -  strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal
  • liquor -  the liquid in which vegetables or meat have be cooked;  an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented;  a liquid substance that is a solution (or emulsion or suspension) used or obtained in an industrial process
  • list -  a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics);  the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical;  verb give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of;  tilt to one side;  cause to lean to the side;  include in a list;  enumerate
  • loganberry -  large red variety of the dewberry;  red-fruited bramble native from Oregon to Baja California
  • loment -  pods constricted between seeds and breaking apart when ripe into one-seed segments
  • long pepper -  slender tropical climber of the eastern Himalayas;  plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red
  • longan -  tree of southeastern Asia to Australia grown primarily for its sweet edible fruit resembling litchi nuts; sometimes placed in genera Euphorbia or Nephelium
  • loquat -  yellow olive-sized semitropical fruit with a large free stone and relatively little flesh; used for jellies;  evergreen tree of warm regions having fuzzy yellow olive-sized fruit with a large free stone; native to China and Japan
  • luffa -  any of several tropical annual climbers having large yellow flowers and edible young fruits; grown commercially for the mature fruit's dried fibrous interior that is used as a sponge;  the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa; used as a washing sponge or strainer
  • lychee -  Chinese fruit having a thin brittle shell enclosing a sweet jellylike pulp and a single seed; often dried
  • lycium barbarum -  deciduous erect or spreading shrub with spiny branches and violet-purple flowers followed by orange-red berries; southeastern Europe to China
  • macedonia -  landlocked republic on the Balkan Peninsula; achieved independence from Yugoslavia in 1991;  the ancient kingdom of Philip II and Alexander the Great in the southeastern Balkans that is now divided among modern Macedonia and Greece and Bulgaria
  • maize -  a strong yellow color;  tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
  • major -  greater in number or size or amount;  greater in scope or effect;  of full legal age;  of a scale or mode;  of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes;  of greater importance or stature or rank;  of greater seriousness or danger;   the principal field of study of a student at a university;  a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain;  a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject;  British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943);  verb have as one's principal field of study
  • malus -  apple trees; found throughout temperate zones of the northern hemisphere
  • malus angustifolia -  small tree or shrub of southeastern United States; cultivated as an ornamental for its rose-colored blossoms
  • malus baccata -  Asian wild crab apple cultivated in many varieties for it small acid usually red fruit used for preserving
  • malus coronaria -  medium-sized tree of the eastern United States having pink blossoms and small yellow fruit
  • malus fusca -  small tree or shrub of western United States having white blossoms and tiny yellow or red fruit
  • malus ioensis -  wild crab apple of western United States with fragrant pink flowers
  • malus pumila -  native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits
  • malus sylvestris -  wild crab apple native to Europe; a chief ancestor of cultivated apples
  • mandarin orange -  a somewhat flat reddish-orange loose skinned citrus of China;  shrub or small tree having flattened globose fruit with very sweet aromatic pulp and thin yellow-orange to flame-orange rind that is loose and easily removed; native to southeastern Asia
  • manduca quinquemaculata -  moth whose larvae are tomato hornworms;  large green white-striped hawkmoth larva that feeds on tomato and potato plants; similar to tobacco hornworm
  • manduca sexta -  moth whose larvae are tobacco hornworms;  large green white-striped hawkmoth larva that feeds on tobacco and related plants; similar to tomato hornworm
  • mangifera indica -  large evergreen tropical tree cultivated for its large oval fruit
  • mango -  large oval tropical fruit having smooth skin, juicy aromatic pulp, and a large hairy seed;  large evergreen tropical tree cultivated for its large oval fruit
  • mangosteen -  two- to three-inch tropical fruit with juicy flesh suggestive of both peaches and pineapples;  East Indian tree with thick leathery leaves and edible fruit
  • manilkara zapota -  large tropical American evergreen yielding chicle gum and edible fruit; sometimes placed in genus Achras
  • mara -  hare-like rodent of the pampas of Argentina;  god of death; opposite of Kama
  • marasca cherry -  Dalmatian bitter wild cherry tree bearing fruit whose juice is made into maraschino liqueur
  • maraschino -  cherry preserved in true or imitation maraschino liqueur;  distilled from fermented juice of bitter wild marasca cherries
  • maraschino cherry -  cherry preserved in true or imitation maraschino liqueur;  Dalmatian bitter wild cherry tree bearing fruit whose juice is made into maraschino liqueur
  • marmalade -  a preserve made of the pulp and rind of citrus fruits
  • marquette -  a town on Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula in northwest Michigan;  French missionary who accompanied Louis Joliet in exploring the upper Mississippi River valley (1637-1675)
  • marrakesh -  a city in western Morocco; tourist center
  • marrow -  the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones;  large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins;  very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones;  any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh;  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
  • mary pickford -  United States film actress (born in Canada) who starred in silent films (1893-1979)
  • massasoit -  Wampanoag leader who aided the Pilgrims (1580-1661)
  • mast -  a vertical spar for supporting sails;  any sturdy upright pole;  nuts of forest trees used as feed for swine;  nuts of forest trees (as beechnuts and acorns) accumulated on the ground; used especially as food for swine
  • mayhaw -  hawthorn of southern United States bearing juicy acid scarlet fruit often used in jellies or preserves
  • mcintosh -  early-ripening apple popular in the northeastern United States; primarily eaten raw but suitable for applesauce
  • medlar -  crabapple-like fruit used for preserves;  a South African globular fruit with brown leathery skin and pithy flesh having a sweet-acid taste;  small deciduous Eurasian tree cultivated for its fruit that resemble crab apples;  small deciduous tree of southern Africa having edible fruit
  • melba -  Australian operatic soprano (1861-1931)
  • melody -  the perception of pleasant arrangements of musical notes;  a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
  • melon -  any of numerous fruits of the gourd family having a hard rind and sweet juicy flesh;  any of various fruit of cucurbitaceous vines including: muskmelons; watermelons; cantaloupes; cucumbers
  • mespilus germanica -  small deciduous Eurasian tree cultivated for its fruit that resemble crab apples
  • mincemeat -  spiced mixture of chopped raisins and apples and other ingredients with or without meat
  • monroe -  a town in north central Louisiana;  a town of southeast Michigan on Lake Erie;  5th President of the United States; author of the Monroe Doctrine (1758-1831);  United States film actress noted for sex appeal (1926-1962)
  • monstera deliciosa -  tropical American vine having roots that hang like cords and cylindrical fruit with a pineapple and banana flavor
  • moore -  British sculptor whose works are monumental organic forms (1898-1986);  United States poet noted for irony and wit (1887-1872);  Irish poet who wrote nostalgic and patriotic verse (1779-1852);  English philosopher (1873-1958);  English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935);  United States composer of works noted for their use of the American vernacular (1893-1969)
  • mors -  (Roman mythology) Roman god of death; counterpart of Thanatos
  • morus -  type genus of the Moraceae: mulberries
  • morus alba -  Asiatic mulberry with white to pale red fruit; leaves used to feed silkworms
  • morus nigra -  European mulberry having dark foliage and fruit
  • morus rubra -  North American mulberry having dark purple edible fruit
  • moses -  (Old Testament) the Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites from Egypt across the Red sea on a journey known as the Exodus; Moses received the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai;  United States painter of colorful and primitive rural scenes (1860-1961)
  • multiple fruit -  fruit consisting of many individual small fruits or drupes derived from separate ovaries within a common receptacle: e.g. blackberry; raspberry; pineapple
  • muskmelon -  the fruit of a muskmelon vine; any of several sweet melons related to cucumbers;  any of several varieties of vine whose fruit has a netted rind and edible flesh and a musky smell
  • must -  highly recommended;   grape juice before or during fermentation;  a necessary or essential thing;  the quality of smelling or tasting old or stale or mouldy
  • nectar -  fruit juice especially when undiluted;  a sweet liquid secretion that is attractive to pollinators;  (classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal
  • nectarine -  a variety or mutation of the peach that has a smooth skin;  variety or mutation of the peach bearing fruit with smooth skin and (usually) yellow flesh
  • nelumbo nucifera -  native to eastern Asia; widely cultivated for its large pink or white flowers
  • niagara -  a river flowing from Lake Erie into Lake Ontario; forms boundary between Ontario and New York;  waterfall in Canada is the Horseshoe Falls; in the United States it is the American Falls
  • nixon -  vice president under Eisenhower and 37th President of the United States; resigned after the Watergate scandal in 1974 (1913-1994)
  • nonpareil -  eminent beyond or above comparison;   a flat disk of chocolate covered with beads of colored sugar;  colored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies;  model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
  • northern spy -  large late-ripening apple with skin striped with yellow and red
  • nougat -  nuts or fruit pieces in a sugar paste
  • nut -  a small (usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt;  Egyptian goddess of the sky;  usually large hard-shelled seed;  one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens;  someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction;  a whimsically eccentric person;  half the width of an em;  verb gather nuts
  • oil -  oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist;  a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water;  any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants;  verb cover with oil, as if by rubbing;  administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing
  • okra -  tall coarse annual of Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern United States and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews; sometimes placed in genus Hibiscus;  long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant;  long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews
  • olive -  of a yellow-green color similar to that of an unripe olive;   a yellow-green color of low brightness and saturation;  one-seeded fruit of the European olive tree usually pickled and used as a relish;  hard yellow often variegated wood of an olive tree; used in cabinetwork;  evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since antiquity and now elsewhere; has edible shiny black fruits;  small ovoid fruit of the European olive tree; important food and source of oil
  • olive branch -  something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace
  • onion -  an aromatic flavorful bulb;  bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulb;  edible bulb of an onion plant
  • ontario -  a prosperous and industrialized province in central Canada;  the smallest of the Great Lakes
  • opal -  a translucent mineral consisting of hydrated silica of variable color; some varieties are used as gemstones
  • opuntia -  large genus of cactuses native to America: prickly pears
  • orange -  of the color between red and yellow; similar to the color of a ripe orange;   orange color or pigment; any of a range of colors between red and yellow;  round yellow to orange fruit of any of several citrus trees;  a river in South Africa that flows generally westward to the Atlantic Ocean;  any citrus tree bearing oranges;  any pigment producing the orange color
  • orange juice -  bottled or freshly squeezed juice of oranges
  • orchard -  garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth
  • organisation -  the act of forming something;  the activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically;  the act of organizing a business or an activity related to a business;  an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized;  an organized structure for arranging or classifying;  a group of people who work together;  the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
  • orion -  a constellation on the equator east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel;  (Greek mythology) a giant Boeotian hunter who pursued the Pleiades and was eventually slain by Artemis; was then placed in the sky as a constellation
  • palm -  the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers;  any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves;  a linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand;  an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event;  verb touch, lift, or hold with the hands
  • papaya -  large oval melon-like tropical fruit with yellowish flesh;  tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruit
  • paprika -  a mild powdered seasoning made from dried pimientos;  plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers
  • partridgeberry -  creeping woody plant of eastern North America with shiny evergreen leaves and scarlet berries
  • passion fruit -  egg-shaped tropical fruit of certain passionflower vines; used for sherbets and confectionery and drinks
  • pattypan squash -  round greenish-white squash having one face flattened with a scalloped edge;  squash plant having flattened round fruit with a scalloped edge; usually greenish white
  • pea -  seed of a pea plant used for food;  a leguminous plant of the genus Pisum with small white flowers and long green pods containing edible green seeds;  the fruit or seed of a pea plant
  • peach -  downy juicy fruit with sweet yellowish or whitish flesh;  cultivated in temperate regions;  a shade of pink tinged with yellow;  a very attractive or seductive looking woman;  verb divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks"
  • peanut -  of little importance or influence or power; of minor status;   pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms;  a young child who is small for his age;  widely cultivated American plant cultivated in tropical and warm regions; showy yellow flowers on stalks that bend over to the soil so that seed pods ripen underground;  underground pod of the peanut vine
  • pear -  sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties;  Old World tree having sweet gritty-textured juicy fruit; widely cultivated in many varieties
  • pear-shaped -  having a round shape tapered at one end;  (of sounds) full and rich
  • pearmain -  any of several varieties of apples with red skins
  • pecan -  smooth brown oval nut of south central United States;  tree of southern United States and Mexico cultivated for its nuts;  wood of a pecan tree
  • peel -  the rind of a fruit or vegetable;  British politician (1788-1850);  the tissue forming the hard outer layer (of e.g. a fruit);  verb get undressed;  come off in flakes or thin small pieces;  strip the skin off
  • pepin -  king of the Franks and father of Charlemagne who defended papal interests and founded the Carolingian dynasty in 751 (714-768)
  • pepper -  sweet and hot varieties of fruits of plants of the genus Capsicum;  pungent seasoning from the berry of the common pepper plant of East India; use whole or ground;  climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam;  any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers;  verb attack and bombard with or as if with missiles;  add pepper to
  • perry -  a fermented and often effervescent beverage made from juice of pears; similar in taste to hard cider;  United States commodore who led the fleet that defeated the British on Lake Erie during the War of 1812; brother of Matthew Calbraith Perry (1785-1819);  United States admiral who led a naval expedition to Japan and signed a treaty in 1854 opening up trade relations between United States and Japan; brother of Oliver Hazard Perry (1794-1858);  United States philosopher (1876-1957)
  • persian melon -  the fruit of a variety of winter melon vine; a large green melon with orange flesh;  any of a variety of muskmelon vines having fruit with a smooth white rind and white or greenish flesh that does not have a musky smell
  • persimmon -  orange fruit resembling a plum; edible when fully ripe;  any of several tropical trees of the genus Diospyros
  • phoenix -  the state capital and largest city located in south central Arizona; situated in a former desert that has become a prosperous agricultural area thanks to irrigation;  a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Tucana and Sculptor;  a legendary Arabian bird said to periodically burn itself to death and emerge from the ashes as a new phoenix; according to most versions only one phoenix lived at a time and it renewed itself every 500 years;  a large monocotyledonous genus of pinnate-leaved palms found in Asia and Africa
  • physalis pruinosa -  stout hairy annual of eastern North America with sweet yellow fruits
  • pimiento -  fully ripened sweet red pepper; usually cooked;  plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers
  • pineapple -  large sweet fleshy tropical fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated;  a tropical American plant bearing a large fleshy edible fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated in the tropics
  • pinot -  any of several purple or white wine grapes used especially for burgundies and champagnes
  • piper -  someone who plays the bagpipe;  type genus of the Piperaceae: large genus of chiefly climbing tropical shrubs
  • piper cubeba -  tropical southeast Asian shrubby vine bearing spicy berrylike fruits
  • piper longum -  slender tropical climber of the eastern Himalayas
  • piper nigrum -  climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam
  • pistachio -  nut of Mediterranean trees having an edible green kernel;  small tree of southern Europe and Asia Minor bearing small hard-shelled nuts
  • pistacia -  a dicotyledonous genus of trees of the family Anacardiaceae having drupaceous fruit
  • plant -  a living organism lacking the power of locomotion;  buildings for carrying on industrial labor;  something planted secretly for discovery by another;  an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience;  verb put firmly in the mind;  place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive;  put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground;  place into a river;  fix or set securely or deeply;  set up or lay the groundwork for
  • plum - adv. completely; used as intensifiers;  exactly;   a highly desirable position or assignment;  any of numerous varieties of small to medium-sized round or oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single pit;  any of several trees producing edible oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single hard stone
  • plum sauce -  for Chinese dishes: plum preserves and chutney
  • plum tomato -  oblong cherry tomato;  a kind of cherry tomato that has an oblong shape
  • poi -  Hawaiian dish of taro root pounded to a paste and often allowed to ferment
  • politician -  a person active in party politics;  a leader engaged in civil administration;  a schemer who tries to gain advantage in an organization in sly or underhanded ways
  • pome -  a fleshy fruit (apple or pear or related fruits) having seed chambers and an outer fleshy part
  • pomegranate -  large globular fruit having many seeds with juicy red pulp in a tough brownish-red rind;  shrub or small tree native to southwestern Asia having large red many-seeded fruit
  • pomelo -  large pear-shaped fruit similar to grapefruit but with coarse dry pulp;  southeastern Asian tree producing large fruits resembling grapefruits
  • pomology -  the branch of botany that studies and cultivates fruits
  • potato -  an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland;  annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous
  • praline -  cookie-sized candy made of brown sugar and butter and pecans
  • produce -  fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market;  verb create or manufacture a man-made product;  bring forth or yield;  cause to happen, occur or exist;  bring out for display;  bring onto the market or release;  come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes);  cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
  • prune -  dried plum;  verb weed out unwanted or unnecessary things;  cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
  • prunus -  a genus of shrubs and trees of the family Rosaceae that is widely distributed in temperate regions
  • prunus alleghaniensis -  wild plum of northeastern United States having dark purple fruits with yellow flesh
  • prunus americana -  wild plum trees of eastern and central North America having red-orange fruit with yellow flesh
  • prunus angustifolia -  small native American shrubby tree bearing small edible yellow to reddish fruit
  • prunus avium -  large Eurasian tree producing small dark bitter fruit in the wild but edible sweet fruit under cultivation
  • prunus cerasifera -  small Asiatic tree bearing edible red or yellow fruit; used in Europe as budding stock
  • prunus cerasus -  rather small Eurasian tree producing red to black acid edible fruit
  • prunus domestica -  any of various widely distributed plums grown in the cooler temperate areas
  • prunus dulcis -  small bushy deciduous tree native to Asia and North Africa having pretty pink blossoms and highly prized edible nuts enclosed in a hard green hull; cultivated in southern Australia and California
  • prunus glandulosa -  small Chinese shrub with smooth unfurrowed dark red fruit grown especially for its red or pink or white flowers
  • prunus ilicifolia -  California evergreen wild plum with spiny leathery leaves and white flowers
  • prunus incisa -  shrubby Japanese cherry tree having pale pink blossoms
  • prunus japonica -  woody oriental plant with smooth unfurrowed red fruit grown especially for its white or pale pink blossoms
  • prunus laurocerasus -  frequently cultivated Eurasian evergreen shrub or small tree having showy clusters of white flowers and glossy foliage and yielding oil similar to bitter almond oil
  • prunus maritima -  seacoast shrub of northeastern North America having showy white blossoms and edible purple fruit
  • prunus mexicana -  small tree of southwestern United States having purplish-red fruit sometimes cultivated as an ornamental for its large leaves
  • prunus mume -  Japanese ornamental tree with fragrant white or pink blossoms and small yellow fruits
  • prunus nigra -  small tree native to northeastern North America having oblong orange-red fruit
  • prunus padus -  small European cherry tree closely resembling the American chokecherry
  • prunus pensylvanica -  small shrubby North American wild cherry with small bright red acid fruit
  • prunus pumila -  small straggling American cherry growing on sandy soil and having minute scarcely edible purplish-black fruit
  • prunus salicina -  small tree of China and Japan bearing large yellow to red plums usually somewhat inferior to European plums in flavor
  • prunus serotina -  large North American wild cherry with round black sour edible fruit
  • prunus serrulata -  ornamental tree with inedible fruits widely cultivated in many varieties for its white blossoms
  • prunus subcordata -  shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States bearing small red insipid fruit
  • prunus subhirtella -  shrub or tree native to Japan cultivated as an ornamental for its rose-pink flowers
  • prunus triloba -  deciduous Chinese shrub or small tree with often trilobed leaves grown for its pink-white flowers
  • prunus virginiana -  a common wild cherry of eastern North America having small bitter black berries favored by birds
  • pucker -  an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth);  verb to gather something into small wrinkles or folds;  become wrinkled or drawn together;  draw fabric together and sew it tightly
  • pudding -  any of various soft sweet desserts thickened usually with flour and baked or boiled or steamed;  (British) the dessert course of a meal (`pud' is used informally);  any of various soft thick unsweetened baked dishes
  • pulasan -  fruit of an East Indian tree similar to the rambutan but sweeter;  East Indian fruit tree bearing fruit similar to but sweeter than that of the rambutan
  • pumpkin -  usually large pulpy deep-yellow round fruit of the squash family maturing in late summer or early autumn;  a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes
  • punica -  coextensive with the family Punicaceae
  • punica granatum -  shrub or small tree native to southwestern Asia having large red many-seeded fruit
  • punnet -  a small light basket used as a measure for fruits
  • pyrus -  fruit trees native to the Old World: pears
  • pyrus communis -  Old World tree having sweet gritty-textured juicy fruit; widely cultivated in many varieties
  • quince -  aromatic acid-tasting pear-shaped fruit used in preserves;  small Asian tree with pinkish flowers and pear-shaped fruit; widely cultivated
  • raffia palm -  a large feather palm of Africa and Madagascar having very long pinnatisect fronds yielding a strong commercially important fiber from its leafstalks
  • rambutan -  pleasantly acid bright red oval Malayan fruit covered with soft spines;  Malayan tree bearing spiny red fruit
  • rangpur -  hybrid between mandarin orange and lemon having very acid fruit with orange peel
  • raspberry -  red or black edible aggregate berries usually smaller than the related blackberries;  woody brambles bearing usually red but sometimes black or yellow fruits that separate from the receptacle when ripe and are rounder and smaller than blackberries;  a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  • red delicious -  a sweet eating apple with bright red skin; most widely grown apple worldwide
  • regal -  belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler
  • regent -  someone who rules during the absence or incapacity or minority of the country's monarch;  members of a governing board
  • relish -  the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth;  spicy or savory condiment;  vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment;  verb derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
  • rhubarb pie -  pie containing diced rhubarb and much sugar
  • rhythm -  recurring at regular intervals;  the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements;  the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music;  natural family planning in which ovulation is assumed to occur 14 days before the onset of a period (the fertile period would be assumed to extend from day 10 through day 18 of her cycle);  an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
  • ribes -  a flowering shrub bearing currants or gooseberries; native to northern hemisphere
  • ribes nigrum -  widely cultivated current bearing edible black aromatic berries
  • ripening -  acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time;  coming to full development; becoming mature
  • rom -  (computer science) memory whose contents can be accessed and read but cannot be changed
  • rondo -  a musical form that is often the last movement of a sonata
  • rosette -  an ornament or pattern resembling a rose that is worn as a badge of office or as recognition of having won an honor;  a cluster of leaves growing in crowded circles from a common center or crown (usually at or close to the ground);  circular window filled with tracery;  rhizoctinia disease of potatoes
  • royalty -  royal persons collectively;  payment to the holder of a patent or copyright or resource for the right to use their property
  • rubus chamaemorus -  creeping raspberry of north temperate regions with yellow or orange berries
  • rubus idaeus -  the common European raspberry; fruit red or orange
  • rubus occidentalis -  raspberry native to eastern North America having black thimble-shaped fruit
  • rubus odoratus -  shrubby raspberry of eastern North America having showy rose to purplish flowers and red or orange thimble-shaped fruit
  • rubus parviflorus -  white-flowered raspberry of western North America and northern Mexico with thimble-shaped orange berries
  • rubus phoenicolasius -  raspberry of China and Japan having pale pink flowers grown for ornament and for the small red acid fruits
  • rubus spectabilis -  large erect red-flowered raspberry of western North America having large pinkish-orange berries
  • saguaro -  extremely large treelike cactus of desert regions of southwestern United States having a thick columnar sparsely branched trunk bearing white flowers and edible red pulpy fruit
  • salvador -  a republic on the Pacific coast of Central America
  • samara -  a winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple
  • sambucus canadensis -  common elder of central and eastern North America bearing purple-black berries; fruit used in wines and jellies
  • sambucus nigra -  a common shrub with black fruit or a small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies
  • sapote -  brown oval fruit flesh makes excellent sherbet;  tropical American tree having wood like mahogany and sweet edible egg-shaped fruit; in some classifications placed in the genus Calocarpum
  • satsuma -  medium-sized largely seedless mandarin orange with thin smooth skin;  a variety of mandarin orange
  • schinus molle -  small Peruvian evergreen with broad rounded head and slender pendant branches with attractive clusters of greenish flowers followed by clusters of rose-pink fruits
  • schizocarp -  a dry dehiscent fruit that at maturity splits into two or more parts each with a single seed
  • scuppernong -  amber-green muscadine grape of southeastern United States
  • sea breeze -  a cooling breeze from the sea (during the daytime)
  • sexton -  an officer of the church who is in charge of sacred objects;  United States poet (1928-1974)
  • shortcake -  very short biscuit dough baked as individual biscuits or a round loaf; served with sweetened fruit and usually whipped cream
  • silicle -  short broad silique occurring in some cruciferous plants
  • silique -  narrow elongated seed capsule peculiar to the family Cruciferae
  • slivovitz -  a colorless plum brandy popular in the Balkans
  • sloe gin -  gin flavored with sloes (fruit of the blackthorn)
  • smash - adv. with a loud crash;   a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles);  a conspicuous success;  the act of colliding with something;  a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head;  a vigorous blow;  verb break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow;  break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over;  overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful);  hit hard;  collide or strike violently and suddenly;  hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke;  hit violently;  damage or destroy as if by violence;  humiliate or depress completely;  reduce to bankruptcy
  • smoothie -  a thick smooth drink consisting of fresh fruit pureed with ice cream or yoghurt or milk;  someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
  • snap pea -  variety of pea plant producing peas having crisp rounded edible pods
  • snow pea -  green peas with flat edible pods;  variety of pea plant producing peas having thin flat edible pods
  • soft drink -  nonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated)
  • solanum aviculare -  Australian annual sometimes cultivated for its racemes of purple flowers and edible yellow egg-shaped fruit
  • solanum melongena -  hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable
  • solanum quitoense -  small perennial shrub cultivated in uplands of South America for its edible bright orange fruits resembling tomatoes or oranges
  • song -  the act of singing;  a short musical composition with words;  a distinctive or characteristic sound;  a very small sum;  the characteristic sound produced by a bird;  the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy
  • sorbus domestica -  medium-sized European tree resembling the rowan but bearing edible fruit
  • soursop -  large spiny tropical fruit with tart pulp related to custard apples;  small tropical American tree bearing large succulent slightly acid fruit
  • spade -  a sturdy hand shovel that can be pushed into the earth with the foot;  a playing card in the major suit that has one or more black figures on it;  (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person;  verb dig (up) with a spade
  • spaghetti squash -  medium-sized oval squash with flesh in the form of strings that resemble spaghetti;  squash plant bearing oval fruit with smooth yellowish skin and tender stranded flesh resembling spaghetti
  • spain -  a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
  • spartan -  resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity;  of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people;  practicing great self-denial;  unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment;   a resident of Sparta
  • speer -  German Nazi architect who worked for Hitler (1905-1981)
  • splendour -  the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand;  a quality that outshines the usual
  • spondias -  tropical trees having one-seeded fruit
  • spondias purpurea -  common tropical American shrub or small tree with purplish fruit
  • squash -  a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets;  edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable;  any of numerous annual trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits;  verb to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
  • strawberry -  a soft red birthmark;  sweet fleshy red fruit;  any of various low perennial herbs with many runners and bearing white flowers followed by edible fruits having many small achenes scattered on the surface of an enlarged red pulpy berry
  • sugar apple -  sweet pulpy tropical fruit with thick scaly rind and shiny black seeds
  • sultana -  pale yellow seedless grape used for raisins and wine;  dried seedless grape
  • summer squash -  any of various fruits of the gourd family that mature during the summer; eaten while immature and before seeds and rind harden;  any of various usually bushy plants producing fruit that is eaten while immature and before the rind or seeds harden
  • sunflower seed -  edible seed of sunflowers; used as food and poultry feed and as a source of oil
  • sunset -  providing for termination;  of a declining industry or technology;   the daily event of the sun sinking below the horizon;  atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily disappearance of the sun;  the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon
  • suntan -  a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun;  verb get a tan from being exposed to the sun
  • surprise -  the act of surprising someone;  a sudden unexpected event;  the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you;  verb cause to be surprised;  come upon or take unawares;  attack by storm; attack suddenly
  • sweet almond oil -  pale yellow fatty oil expressed from sweet or bitter almonds
  • sweetie -  a person loved by another person
  • syconium -  the fleshy multiple fruit of the fig consisting of an enlarged hollow receptacle containing numerous fruitlets
  • symbolism -  the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning;  a system of symbols and symbolic representations;  an artistic movement in the late 19th century that tried to express abstract or mystical ideas through the symbolic use of images
  • tabasco pepper -  plant bearing very hot medium-sized oblong red peppers; grown principally in the Gulf Coast states for production of hot sauce
  • tamarillo -  South American arborescent shrub having pale pink blossoms followed by egg-shaped reddish-brown edible fruit somewhat resembling a tomato in flavor
  • tamarind -  large tropical seed pod with very tangy pulp that is eaten fresh or cooked with rice and fish or preserved for curries and chutneys;  long-lived tropical evergreen tree with a spreading crown and feathery evergreen foliage and fragrant flowers yielding hard yellowish wood and long pods with edible chocolate-colored acidic pulp
  • tangelo -  large sweet juicy hybrid between tangerine and grapefruit having a thick wrinkled skin;  hybrid between grapefruit and mandarin orange; cultivated especially in Florida
  • tangerine -  of a strong reddish orange color;   a reddish to vivid orange color;  any of various deep orange mandarins grown in the United States and southern Africa;  a variety of mandarin orange
  • tango -  a ballroom dance of Latin-American origin;  music written in duple time for dancing the tango;  verb dance a tango
  • tangor -  large citrus tree having large sweet deep orange fruit that is easily peeled; widely cultivated in Florida
  • taro -  tropical starchy tuberous root;  herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leaves;  edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants
  • titus -  Emperor of Rome; son of Vespasian (39-81);  a Greek disciple and helper of Saint Paul;  a new Testament book containing Saint Paul's epistle to Titus; contains advice on pastoral matters
  • tomatillo -  small edible yellow to purple tomato-like fruit enclosed in a bladderlike husk;  annual of Mexico and southern United States having edible purplish viscid fruit resembling small tomatoes;  Mexican annual naturalized in eastern North America having yellow to purple edible fruit resembling small tomatoes
  • tomato -  mildly acid red or yellow pulpy fruit eaten as a vegetable;  native to South America; widely cultivated in many varieties
  • tomato juice -  the juice of tomatoes (usually bottled or canned)
  • tomato sauce -  sauce made with a puree of tomatoes (or strained tomatoes) with savory vegetables and other seasonings; can be used on pasta
  • topaz -  a mineral (fluosilicate of aluminum) that occurs in crystals of various colors and is used as a gemstone;  a yellow quartz;  a light brown the color of topaz
  • transfusion -  the action of pouring a liquid from one vessel to another;  the introduction of blood or blood plasma into a vein or artery
  • trifoliate orange -  small fast-growing spiny deciduous Chinese orange tree bearing sweetly scented flowers and decorative but inedible fruit: used as a stock in grafting and for hedges
  • trip -  an unintentional but embarrassing blunder;  a light or nimble tread;  a journey for some purpose (usually including the return);  an exciting or stimulating experience;  a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs;  a catch mechanism that acts as a switch;  an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall;  verb get high, stoned, or drugged;  put in motion or move to act;  cause to stumble;  make a trip for pleasure;  miss a step and fall or nearly fall
  • turban squash -  large squash shaped somewhat like a turban usually with a rounded central portion protruding from the blossom end;  squash plants bearing hard-shelled fruit shaped somewhat like a turban with a rounded central portion protruding from the end opposite the stem
  • tutti-frutti -  ice cream containing chopped candied fruits
  • ullage -  the amount that a container (as a wine bottle or tank) lacks of being full
  • united states -  North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776;  the executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States
  • vaccinium angustifolium -  low-growing deciduous shrub of northeastern North America having flowers in compact racemes and bearing sweet dark blue berries
  • vaccinium arboreum -  shrub or small tree of eastern United States having black inedible berries
  • vaccinium corymbosum -  high-growing deciduous shrub of eastern North America bearing edible blueish to blackish berries with a distinct bloom; source of most cultivated blueberries
  • vaccinium myrsinites -  shrub of the eastern United States having shining evergreen leaves and bluish-black fruit
  • vaccinium ovatum -  stiff bushy evergreen shrub of western North America having sour black berries and glossy green foliage used in floral arrangements
  • vaccinium pallidum -  low deciduous shrub of the eastern United States bearing dark blue sweet berries
  • vegetable -  of the nature of or characteristic of or derived from plants;   edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant;  any of various herbaceous plants cultivated for an edible part such as the fruit or the root of the beet or the leaf of spinach or the seeds of bean plants or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower
  • viburnum trilobum -  deciduous North American shrub or small tree having three-lobed leaves and red berries
  • vineyard -  a farm of grapevines where wine grapes are produced
  • vintage -  the oldness of wines;  a season's yield of wine from a vineyard
  • viticulture -  the cultivation of grapes and grape vines; grape growing
  • vitis -  the type genus of the family Vitaceae; woody vines with simple leaves and small flowers; includes a wide variety of grapes
  • vitis labrusca -  native grape of northeastern United States; origin of many cultivated varieties e.g. Concord grapes
  • vitis rotundifolia -  native grape of southeastern United States; origin of many cultivated varieties
  • vitis vinifera -  common European grape cultivated in many varieties; chief source of Old World wine and table grapes
  • waldorf salad -  typically made of apples and celery with nuts or raisins and dressed with mayonnaise
  • watermelon -  large oblong or roundish melon with a hard green rind and sweet watery red or occasionally yellowish pulp;  an African melon
  • whinberry -  erect European blueberry having solitary flowers and blue-black berries
  • wild apple -  any of numerous wild apple trees usually with small acid fruit
  • williams -  United States playwright (1911-1983);  English clergyman and colonist who was expelled from Massachusetts for criticizing Puritanism; he founded Providence in 1636 and obtained a royal charter for Rhode Island in 1663 (1603-1683);  United States baseball player noted as a hitter (1918-2002);  United States poet (1883-1963);  English philosopher credited with reviving the field of moral philosophy (1929-2003);  United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953)
  • wine -  a red as dark as red wine;  fermented juice (of grapes especially);  verb treat to wine;  drink wine
  • wine bar -  a bar that serves only wine
  • winesap -  crisp apple with dark red skin
  • winged bean -  a tuberous twining annual vine bearing clusters of purplish flowers and pods with four jagged wings; Old World tropics
  • winter squash -  any of various fruits of the gourd family with thick rinds and edible yellow to orange flesh that mature in the fall and can be stored for several months;  any of various plants of the species Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata producing squashes that have hard rinds and mature in the fall
  • wisconsin -  a midwestern state in north central United States;  a tributary of the Mississippi River in Wisconsin
  • woodcock -  game bird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipe
  • xylopia aethiopica -  tropical west African evergreen tree bearing pungent aromatic seeds used as a condiment and in folk medicine
  • yield -  an amount of a product;  production of a certain amount;  the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property;  the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time);  verb consent reluctantly;  cease opposition; stop fighting;  bring in;  be the cause or source of;  give in, as to influence or pressure;  end resistance, as under pressure or force;  be willing to concede;  be flexible under stress of physical force;  give or supply;  cause to happen or be responsible for;  move in order to make room for someone for something;  give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another;  be fatally overwhelmed
  • yucca baccata -  tall yucca of the southwestern United States and Mexico having a woody stem and stiff swordlike pointed leaves and a large cluster of white flowers
  • zanthoxylum -  deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs: prickly ash
  • zest -  a tart spicy quality;  vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment;  verb add herbs or spices to
  • zucchini -  small cucumber-shaped vegetable marrow; typically dark green;  marrow squash plant whose fruit are eaten when small


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