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Fruit (English Vocabulary)

ESL Vocabulary for Fruit

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The following page has learning games and example sentences using the following 19 words from the "fruit" category:
Understanding fruit-related terms is important for describing dietary preferences and culinary diversity.

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Example Sentences

plum

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a small, round or oval fruit with a smooth skin and sweet or tart flavor, often purple or reddish in color

Easy Examples

  • A plum is a sweet fruit with a smooth skin.
  • Plums can be red or purple.
  • Plums are yummy.

Harder Examples

  • She enjoyed the juicy sweetness of a ripe plum on a hot day.
  • Plums are often used in jams, jellies, and desserts.
  • They picked plums from the tree in their backyard and made a delicious pie.

pomegranate

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a fruit with a tough, leathery skin and juicy, seed-filled interior, known for its sweet and slightly tangy flavor

Easy Examples

  • A pomegranate is a fruit with juicy seeds.
  • Pomegranates are sweet and a bit tangy.
  • Pomegranates are fun to eat.

Harder Examples

  • Pomegranates are praised for their antioxidant-rich seeds.
  • The vibrant red color of pomegranate seeds adds beauty to salads.
  • He savored the refreshing taste of pomegranate juice on a sunny afternoon.

strawberry

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a small, red or pink fruit with a sweet and slightly tangy flavor, often used in desserts, jams, and beverages

Easy Examples

  • A strawberry is a red fruit with tiny seeds on the outside.
  • Strawberries are sweet and tasty.
  • Strawberries are good in desserts.

Harder Examples

  • She enjoyed a bowl of fresh strawberries with whipped cream.
  • Strawberry picking is a popular summer activity for families.
  • They made strawberry smoothies with yogurt for a healthy breakfast.

tomato

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a red or yellowish fruit with a thin skin, often used as a vegetable in cooking and salads

Easy Examples

  • A tomato is a round, red fruit used in cooking.
  • Tomatoes can be sliced in salads.
  • Tomato sauce is yummy on pasta.

Harder Examples

  • Tomatoes are a key ingredient in many Mediterranean dishes.
  • He grew tomatoes in his backyard garden for fresh, homemade salsa.
  • They added slices of tomato to their sandwiches for extra flavor.

watermelon

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a large, green-skinned fruit with sweet, juicy, and refreshing pink or red flesh

Easy Examples

  • Watermelon is a big, juicy fruit with pink or red inside.
  • Watermelon is great in the summer.
  • Watermelon is refreshing.

Harder Examples

  • They enjoyed slices of cold watermelon by the pool on a hot summer day.
  • Watermelon is a popular choice for picnics and barbecues.
  • She used a melon baller to create bite-sized watermelon pieces for a fruit salad.

apple

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a round or oval fruit with a smooth skin, crisp texture, and a range of sweet to tart flavors

Easy Examples

  • An apple is a crispy fruit that comes in many colors.
  • Apples are good for snacks or pies.
  • Apple pie is delicious.

Harder Examples

  • He packed a crunchy apple in his lunch as a healthy snack.
  • Apples are often used to make pies, crisps, and applesauce.
  • They went apple picking at the orchard and filled a basket with fresh apples.

apricot

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a small, round or oval fruit with a velvety skin and sweet, juicy flesh, often orange or yellow in color

Easy Examples

  • An apricot is a small, orange fruit.
  • Apricots are sweet and a bit tangy.
  • Dried apricots are a tasty snack.

Harder Examples

  • Apricots are delicious when eaten fresh or dried as a snack.
  • She baked apricot pastries for a special brunch with friends.
  • They made apricot preserves using ripe apricots and sugar.

avocado

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a creamy-textured fruit with a green or blackish skin and a mild, nutty flavor

Easy Examples

  • An avocado is a green fruit with creamy flesh.
  • Avocado is good in sandwiches or guacamole.
  • Avocado is healthy.

Harder Examples

  • Avocado is a versatile ingredient in salads, sandwiches, and guacamole.
  • He spread mashed avocado on toast and topped it with a poached egg.
  • They used ripe avocados to make a refreshing avocado salad.

banana

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a curved fruit with a yellow or green peel and sweet, soft flesh with a mild flavor

Easy Examples

  • A banana is a yellow, curved fruit.
  • Bananas are a quick and easy snack.
  • Bananas are yummy in smoothies.

Harder Examples

  • She added sliced bananas to her morning cereal for extra sweetness.
  • Bananas are a portable and convenient snack for on-the-go.
  • He blended frozen bananas to make a creamy banana smoothie.

blackberry

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a small, dark purple or black fruit with a sweet-tart flavor, often used in pies, jams, and desserts

Easy Examples

  • A blackberry is a dark purple fruit with tiny seeds.
  • Blackberries are used in desserts and jams.
  • Blackberry pie is tasty.

Harder Examples

  • Blackberries grow wild in many regions and are foraged by berry enthusiasts.
  • She picked fresh blackberries and used them to make a blackberry cobbler.
  • They enjoyed blackberry pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

blueberry

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a small, round fruit with a blue-purple skin and a sweet-tart flavor, often used in baking and smoothies

Easy Examples

  • A blueberry is a small, blue fruit.
  • Blueberries are sweet and good in muffins.
  • Blueberries are healthy.

Harder Examples

  • Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and considered a superfood.
  • He added blueberries to his pancake batter for a burst of flavor.
  • They made a refreshing blueberry and spinach smoothie for breakfast.

cherry

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a small, round fruit with a red or dark red skin and a sweet or tart flavor, often used in pies and desserts

Easy Examples

  • A cherry is a small fruit that can be red or black.
  • Cherries are used in pies and desserts.
  • Cherries are sweet and delicious.

Harder Examples

  • She snacked on a bowl of cherries while reading a book.
  • Cherries are a popular topping for ice cream sundaes.
  • They pitted fresh cherries to make homemade cherry jam.

dragon fruit

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a tropical fruit with bright pink or yellow skin and white or red flesh speckled with black seeds

Easy Examples

  • Dragon fruit is a tropical fruit with bright pink or yellow skin.
  • Dragon fruit has sweet and juicy flesh.
  • Dragon fruit is exotic.

Harder Examples

  • Dragon fruit is known for its vibrant appearance and mild, sweet taste.
  • He sliced dragon fruit and added it to a fruit salad for a tropical twist.
  • They enjoyed the exotic flavor of dragon fruit in a smoothie bowl.

kiwi

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a small, green or brown fruit with fuzzy skin and bright green flesh with tiny black seeds, known for its sweet and tangy flavor

Easy Examples

  • A kiwi is a small, green fruit with tiny black seeds.
  • Kiwi is tangy and good in fruit salads.
  • Kiwi is fun to eat.

Harder Examples

  • Kiwi slices add a colorful and refreshing touch to fruit salads.
  • Kiwi is a good source of vitamin C and dietary fiber.
  • She scooped out kiwi halves with a spoon for a quick and healthy snack.

lemon

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a bright yellow citrus fruit known for its sour and tangy flavor, often used in cooking, baking, and beverages

Easy Examples

  • A lemon is a yellow citrus fruit with a sour taste.
  • Lemon juice is used in cooking and drinks.
  • Lemons add flavor to food.

Harder Examples

  • Lemon juice is a common ingredient in salad dressings and marinades.
  • He zested a lemon to add a burst of flavor to his dessert.
  • They squeezed fresh lemon juice into their glasses of iced tea.

lime

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a small, green citrus fruit with a tart flavor, often used in cocktails, marinades, and desserts

Easy Examples

  • A lime is a small, green citrus fruit with a tart flavor.
  • Limes are used in cocktails and cooking.
  • Lime zest is flavorful.

Harder Examples

  • Lime wedges are used as a garnish for many tropical drinks.
  • She squeezed lime juice onto her tacos for a zesty kick.
  • They made a refreshing pitcher of limeade on a hot summer day.

orange

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a round or oval citrus fruit with a bright orange peel and sweet, juicy flesh, often eaten fresh or juiced

Easy Examples

  • An orange is a round citrus fruit with sweet and tangy flavor.
  • Oranges are juicy and make tasty juice.
  • Orange juice is great for breakfast.

Harder Examples

  • Oranges are a popular source of vitamin C and are known for their refreshing taste.
  • He peeled an orange and shared the juicy segments with his family.
  • They enjoyed a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice for breakfast.

peach

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a round or slightly flattened fruit with fuzzy skin and sweet, juicy flesh, often yellow or orange in color

Easy Examples

  • A peach is a juicy fruit with fuzzy skin.
  • Peaches are sweet and good in desserts.
  • Peaches are a summer treat.

Harder Examples

  • She bit into a ripe peach, savoring its sweet and fragrant flavor.
  • Peaches are a favorite ingredient in pies, cobblers, and jams.
  • They bought a basket of fresh peaches at the farmers' market.

pear

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a fruit with a distinctive pear shape, smooth skin, and sweet, juicy flesh, often green or yellow

Easy Examples

  • A pear is a fruit with thin skin and sweet flesh.
  • Pears can be eaten fresh or in salads.
  • Pears are yummy.

Harder Examples

  • He sliced a ripe pear and enjoyed its crisp and juicy texture.
  • Pears are often paired with cheese for a delightful appetizer.
  • They harvested pears from their backyard orchard in the fall.
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