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Definition: fruit sugar
n : a simple sugar found in honey and in many ripe fruits [syn:
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Definition: Fruit sugar
, n. [OE. fruit, frut, F. fruit, from L. fructus
enjoyment, product, fruit, from frui, p. p. fructus, to
enjoy; akin to E. brook, v. t. See Brook
, v. t., and cf.
1. Whatever is produced for the nourishment or enjoyment of
man or animals by the processes of vegetable growth, as
corn, grass, cotton, flax, etc.; -- commonly used in the
Six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather
fruits thereof. --Ex. xxiii.
2. (Hort.) The pulpy, edible seed vessels of certain plants,
especially those grown on branches above ground, as
apples, oranges, grapes, melons, berries, etc. See 3.
3. (Bot.) The ripened ovary of a flowering plant, with its
contents and whatever parts are consolidated with it.
Note: Fruits are classified as fleshy, drupaceous, and dry.
include berries, gourds, and melons,
orangelike fruits and pomes; drupaceous fruits
stony within and fleshy without, as peaches, plums, and
cherries; and dry fruits
are further divided into
and several other kinds.
4. (Bot.) The spore cases or conceptacles of flowerless
plants, as of ferns, mosses, algae, etc., with the spores
contained in them.
6. The produce of animals; offspring; young; as, the fruit of
the womb, of the loins, of the body.
King Edward's fruit, true heir to the English crown.
6. That which is produced; the effect or consequence of any
action; advantageous or desirable product or result;
disadvantageous or evil consequence or effect; as, the
fruits of labor, of self-denial, of intemperance.
The fruit of rashness. --Shak.
What I obtained was the fruit of no bargain.
They shall eat the fruit of their doings. --Is. iii
The fruits of this education became visible.
Note: Fruit is frequently used adjectively, signifying of,
for, or pertaining to a fruit or fruits; as, fruit bud;
fruit frame; fruit jar; fruit knife; fruit loft; fruit
show; fruit stall; fruit tree; etc.
(Zo["o]l.), one of the Frugivora; -- called also
(Bot.), a bud that produces fruit; -- in most
oplants the same as the power bud.
(Bot.), a collection of fruit cases, as in ferns.
(Zo["o]l.), a small dipterous insect of the genus
, which lives in fruit, in the larval state.
There are seveal species, some of which are very damaging
to fruit crops. One species, Drosophila melanogaster
has been intensively studied as a model species for
, a jar for holding preserved fruit, usually made
of glass or earthenware.
(Zo["o]l.), one of numerous species of pigeons
of the family Carpophagid[ae]
, inhabiting India,
Australia, and the Pacific Islands. They feed largely upon
fruit. and are noted for their beautiful colors.
(Chem.), a kind of sugar occurring, naturally
formed, in many ripe fruits, and in honey; levulose. The
name is also, though rarely, applied to invert sugar
to the natural mixture or dextrose and levulose resembling
it, and found in fruits and honey.
(Hort.), a tree cultivated for its edible fruit.
(Zo["o]l.), one of numerous species of insect
larv[ae]: which live in the interior of fruit. They are
mostly small species of Lepidoptera and Diptera.
(Hort.), currants, raspberries, strawberries,
, n. [OE. sugre, F. sucre (cf. It. zucchero, Sp.
az['u]car), fr. Ar. sukkar, assukkar, fr. Skr. [,c]arkar[=a]
sugar, gravel; cf. Per. shakar. Cf. Saccharine
1. A sweet white (or brownish yellow) crystalline substance,
of a sandy or granular consistency, obtained by
crystallizing the evaporated juice of certain plants, as
the sugar cane, sorghum, beet root, sugar maple, etc. It
is used for seasoning and preserving many kinds of food
and drink. Ordinary sugar is essentially sucrose. See the
Note: The term sugar includes several commercial grades, as
the white or refined, granulated, loaf or lump, and the
raw brown or muscovado. In a more general sense, it
includes several distinct chemical compounds, as the
glucoses, or grape sugars (including glucose proper,
dextrose, and levulose), and the sucroses, or true
sugars (as cane sugar). All sugars are carbohydrates.
. The glucoses, or grape sugars, are
ketone alcohols of the formula C6H12O6
, and they turn
the plane of polarization to the right or the left.
They are produced from the amyloses and sucroses, as by
the action of heat and acids of ferments, and are
themselves decomposed by fermentation into alcohol and
carbon dioxide. The only sugar (called acrose) as yet
produced artificially belongs to this class. The
sucroses, or cane sugars, are doubled glucose
anhydrides of the formula C12H22O11
. They are usually
not fermentable as such (cf. Sucrose
), and they act
on polarized light.
2. By extension, anything resembling sugar in taste or
appearance; as, sugar of lead (lead acetate), a poisonous
white crystalline substance having a sweet taste.
3. Compliment or flattery used to disguise or render
acceptable something obnoxious; honeyed or soothing words.
. See Quercite
, sugar made from the sugar cane; sucrose, or an
isomeric sugar. See Sucrose
, or Diabetic sugar
(Med. Chem.), a variety
of sugar (grape sugar or dextrose) excreted in the urine
in diabetes mellitus; -- the presence of such a sugar in
the urine is used to diagnose the illness.
. See under Fruit
, and Fructose
, a sirupy or white crystalline sugar (dextrose
or glucose) found as a characteristic ingredient of ripe
grapes, and also produced from many other sources. See
, and Glucose
. See under Invert
, a variety of sugar isomeric with sucrose, found
in malt. See Maltose
, a substance found in manna, resembling, but
distinct from, the sugars. See Mannite
, a variety of sugar characteristic of fresh
milk, and isomeric with sucrose. See Lactose
, a sweet white crystalline substance isomeric
with, and formerly regarded to, the glucoses. It is found
in the tissue of muscle, the heart, liver, etc. Called
also heart sugar
. See Inosite
. See Pinite
(Com. Chem.), a variety of dextrose made by
the action of heat and acids on starch from corn,
potatoes, etc.; -- called also potato sugar
, corn sugar
, and, inaccurately, invert sugar
. See Dextrose
, one who refines sugar.
(Bot.), a variety of beet (Beta vulgaris
very large white roots, extensively grown, esp. in Europe,
for the sugar obtained from them.
(Bot.), the hackberry.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of small
South American singing birds of the genera C[oe]reba
, and allied genera belonging to the family
. They are allied to the honey eaters.
. See Sugar orchard
, a place in or near a sugar orchard, where maple
sugar is made.
, sugar candy. [Obs.]
, sugar clarified and concreted or crystallized;
candy made from sugar.
(Bot.), a tall perennial grass (Saccharum officinarium
), with thick short-jointed stems. It has
been cultivated for ages as the principal source of sugar.
(a) A loaf or mass of refined sugar, usually in the form
of a truncated cone.
(b) A hat shaped like a sugar loaf.
Why, do not or know you, grannam, and that sugar
loaf? --J. Webster.
(Bot.), the rock maple (Acer saccharinum
, a machine for pressing out the juice of the
sugar cane, usually consisting of three or more rollers,
between which the cane is passed.
(a) A small mite (Tyroglyphus sacchari
), often found in
great numbers in unrefined sugar.
(b) The lepisma.
Sugar of lead
. See Sugar
, 2, above.
Sugar of milk
. See under Milk
, a collection of maple trees selected and
preserved for purpose of obtaining sugar from them; --
called also, sometimes, sugar bush
. [U.S.] --Bartlett.
(Bot.), an immense coniferous tree (Pinus Lambertiana
) of California and Oregon, furnishing a soft
and easily worked timber. The resinous exudation from the
stumps, etc., has a sweetish taste, and has been used as a
substitute for sugar.
(Zo["o]l.), an Australian flying phalanger
), having a long bushy tail and a
large parachute. It resembles a flying squirrel. See
Illust. under Phlanger
, small tongs, as of silver, used at table for
taking lumps of sugar from a sugar bowl.
. (Bot.) See Sugar maple