Fruit Vocabulary in English

Fruit Vocabulary Word List

Apple in English

a round fruit with firm, white flesh and a green, red, or yellow skin

Apple

/ˈæp.əl/

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UK

/ˈæp.əl/

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US

Ex. He was munching on an apple.

apricot in English

a small, round, soft fruit with a pale orange, furry skin

Apricot

/ˈeɪ.prɪ.kɒt/

UK
UK

/ˈeɪ.prɪ.kɑːt/

US
US

Ex. Would you like some apricot jam?

Avocado

a tropical fruit with thick, green, or purple skin, a large, round seed, and green flesh that can be eaten

Avocado

/ˌæv.əˈkɑː.dəʊ/

UK
UK

/ˌæv.əˈkɑː.doʊ/

US
US

Ex. My favourite is avocado on toast with poached eggs and roast tomatoes.

Banana

a long, curved fruit with a yellow skin and soft, sweet, white flesh inside

Banana

/bəˈnɑː.nə/

UK
UK

/bəˈnæn.ə/

US
US

Ex. I only had a banana for lunch.

Berry

a small, round fruit on particular plants and trees

Berry

/ˈber.i/

UK
UK

/ˈber.i/

US
US

Ex. Rachel took a nice juicy berry from the basket and popped it into her mouth.

Blackberry

a small dark purple fruit that grows wild in Europe and is usually cooked before being eaten

Blackberry

/ˈblæk.bər.i/

UK
UK

/ˈblæk.ber.i/

US
US

Ex. Tom picked some blackberries to eat.

blood orange in English

a type of orange (= fruit) that has red flesh

Blood orange

/ˈblʌd ˌɒr.ɪndʒ/

UK
UK

/ˈblʌd ˌɔːr.ɪndʒ/

US
US

Ex. Roast duck and blood orange salad, of course.

blueberry in English

a small dark blue fruit that is found in North America. Blueberries are usually cooked before they are eaten

Blueberry

/ˈbluːˌbər.i/

UK
UK

/ˈbluːˌber.i/

US
US

Ex. Go and get me a blueberry muffin; then come and find me.

breadfruit in English

a large, round tropical fruit that looks and feels like bread after it has been baked

Breadfruit

/ˈbred.fruːt/

UK
UK

/ˈbred.fruːt/

US
US

Ex. We have the goats and chickens, there are wild yams and breadfruit, taro and sweet potato.

cantaloupe in English

a type of melon (= large fruit with a thick skin) that is round and has yellow or green skin and sweet orange flesh

Cantaloupe

/ˈkæn.tə.luːp/

UK
UK

/ˈkæn.t̬ə.loʊp/

US
US

Ex. Cantaloupes from Texas are extremely good this year

cherry in English

a small, round fruit with red skin

Cherry

/ˈtʃer.i/

UK
UK

/ˈtʃer.i/

US
US

Ex. I had a cherry-flavored drink

citrus in English

a juicy fruit with a sharp taste such as orange, lemon, or grapefruit.

Citrus

/ˈsɪt.rəs/

UK
UK

/ˈsɪt.rəs/

US
US

Ex. The field was planted with citrus trees

Coconut

the large, hard-shelled seed of the coconut palm, lined with white edible meat, and containing a milky liquid.

Coconut

/ˈkəʊ.kə.nʌt/

UK
UK

/ˈkoʊ.kə.nʌt/

US
US

Ex. You can also add coconut to the cookie mix if you like

dragon fruit in English

a tropical fruit, widely cultivated in Vietnam, the fruit is popular in Southeast Asia

Dragon fruit

/ˈdræɡ.ən ˌfruːt/

UK
UK

/ˈdræɡ.ən ˌfruːt/

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Ex. Dragon fruits are high in antioxidants and vitamins.

Durian in English

a large, oval, tropical fruit with a hard skin covered in sharp points, yellow, orange, or red flesh, and a very strong smell

Durian

/ˈdʒʊə.ri.ən/

UK
UK

/ˈdʊr.i.ən/

US
US

Ex. Westerners find the smell of durians too strong.

Fig

a sweet, soft, purple, or green fruit with many seeds

Fig

/fɪɡ/

UK
UK

/fɪɡ/

US
US

Ex. My fig tree is shedding fruit

Grape

a small, round, purple or pale green fruit that you can eat or make into wine

Grape

/ɡreɪp/

UK
UK

/ɡreɪp/

US
US

Ex. I like grapes, but I can’t eat too many of them.

Grapefruit

a fruit that is like a large orange, but has a yellow skin and tastes less sweet

Grapefruit

/ˈɡreɪp.fruːt/

UK
UK

/ˈɡreɪp.fruːt/

US
US

Ex. I had half a grapefruit for breakfast.

guava in English

a round yellow tropical fruit with pink or white flesh and hard seeds

Guava

/ˈɡwɑː.və/

UK
UK

/ˈɡwɑː.və/

US
US

Ex. I prefer guava to banana.

honeydew in English

a type of melon (= large fruit with a thick skin) that has white, green, or yellow skin and sweet flesh with a lot of juice

Honeydew

/ˈhʌn.i.dʒuː/

UK
UK

/ˈhʌn.i.duː/

US
US

Ex. They export a lot of fruit, such as oranges, honeydews, and lemons

jackfruit in English

a very large fruit that grows on a tree that is common in South Asia and other tropical areas

Jackfruit

/ˈdʒæk.fruːt/

UK
UK

/ˈdʒæk.fruːt/

US
US

Ex. Fruit trees, like bananas, citrus, and jackfruit, are planted around the village.

kiwi in English

an oval fruit with brown skin covered in hairs and bright green flesh

Kiwi

/ˈkiː.wiː/

UK
UK

/ˈkiː.wiː/

US
US

Ex. It can be quite bitter, so enjoy alongside an apple or kiwi.

kumquat in English

a small, oval fruit that looks like an orange and has a sweet skin that can be eaten

Kumquat

/ˈkʌm.kwɒt/

UK
UK

/ˈkʌm.kwɑːt/

US
US

Ex. Add the kumquats to the syrup, lower the heat and poach for 5 minutes.

lemon in English

an oval fruit that has a thick, yellow skin and sour juice

Lemon

/ˈlem.ən/

UK
UK

/ˈlem.ən/

US
US

Ex. There was a lemon tree in the center of the courtyard.

lime in English

a round fruit containing a lot of juice that is sour like a lemon but smaller and green

Lime

 /laɪm/

UK
UK

/laɪm/

US
US

Ex. He bought me a drink – lime and soda.

lingonberry in English

a small red fruit that grows wild in northern Europe and is eaten especially in Scandinavia

Lingonberry

 /ˈlɪŋ.ɡənˌbər.i/

UK
UK

/ˈlɪŋ.ɡənˌber.i/

US
US

Ex. There are reindeer meat and lingonberry jam

 

lychee in English

a fruit with a rough, brown shell and sweet, white flesh around a large, shiny, brown seed

Lychee

 /ˈlaɪ.tʃiː/

UK
UK

/ˈliː.tʃiː/

US
US

Ex. Lychee trees under glass in my back garden.

mandarin in English

a small, sweet type of orange that has a thinner, looser skin

Mandarin

 /ˈmæn.dər.ɪn/

UK
UK

/ˈmæn.dɚ.ɪn/

US
US

Ex. I like mandarin juice

Mango

a fleshy, oval, yellowish-red tropical fruit

Mango

 /ˈmæŋ.ɡəʊ/

UK
UK

/ˈmæŋ.ɡoʊ/

US
US

Ex. Peel the mango and slice it into the blender.

mangosteen in English

tropical fruit with a thick reddish skin and white flesh inside that is divided into sections

Mangosteen

 /ˈmæŋ.ɡə.stiːn/

UK
UK

/ˈmæŋ.ɡə.stiːn/

US
US

Ex. In spite of its name, the mangosteen is in no way related to the mango.

Melon

large, round fruit with hard yellow or green skin, sweet flesh, and a lot of seeds

Melon

 /ˈmel.ən/

UK
UK

/ˈmel.ən/

US
US

Ex. I put orange, banana, and melon in the fruit salad.

Mulberry

a small soft purple fruit, or the tree that has these fruit

Mulberry

 /ˈmʌl.bər.i/

UK
UK

 /ˈmʌl.ber.i/

US
US

Ex. When should I remove a crossing branch from my mulberry tree?

Nectarine

a type of sweet juicy fruit like a peach but with a smooth skin

Nectarine

 /ˈnek.tər.iːn/

UK
UK

 /ˌnek.təˈriːn/

US
US

Ex. We have now planted peaches, nectarines, avocados.

orange in English

round juicy fruit with a thick, orange-colored skin

Orange

 /ˈɒr.ɪndʒ/

UK
UK

 /ˈɔːr.ɪndʒ/

US
US

Ex. Vitamin C is found in oranges and other citrus fruit.

papaya in English

large oval fruit with a yellowish skin and sweet orange flesh, or the tropical tree on which this grows

Papaya

 /pəˈpaɪ.ə/

UK
UK

 /pəˈpaɪ.ə/

US
US

Ex. Papaya trees begin to pop up from the rich red soil.

passion fruit in English

small fruit with thick purple or yellow skin and many seeds

Passion fruit

 /ˈpæʃ.ən ˌfruːt/

UK
UK

 /ˈpæʃ.ən ˌfruːt/

US
US

Ex. My favorite was the passion fruit and the lime.

 

peach in English

a round fruit with sweet yellow flesh that has a lot of juice.

Peach

 /piːtʃ/

UK
UK

 /piːtʃ/

US
US

Ex. Would you like peaches and cream for dessert?

pear in English

a sweet fruit, usually with green skin and a lot of juice

Pear

 /peər/

UK
UK

 /per/

US
US

Ex. The pear tree they planted has never borne fruit.

Persimmon

a very sweet orange tropical fruit

Persimmon

 /pəˈsɪm.ən/

UK
UK

 /pɚˈsɪm.ən/

US
US

Ex. American persimmons drop off the tree when ripe.

Pineapple

large tropical fruit with a rough orange or brown skin and pointed leaves on top

Pineapple

 /ˈpaɪnˌæp.əl/

UK
UK

 /ˈpaɪnˌæp.əl/

US
US

Ex. For dessert, we often do pineapple with fresh mint and then some coffee.

Plum

soft round fruit with smooth red or purple skin, that is sweet inside with a large flat seed

Plum

 /plʌm/

UK
UK

 /plʌm/

US
US

Ex. She bit into a plum.

pomegranate in English

large globular fruit having many seeds with juicy red pulp in a tough brownish-red rind

Pomegranate

 /ˈpɒm.ɪˌɡræn.ɪt/

UK
UK

 /ˈpɑː.məˌɡræn.ɪt/

US
US

Ex. Which do you like better, pomegranates or bananas?

raisin in English

a dried black grape

Raisin

 /ˈreɪ.zən/

UK
UK

 /ˈreɪ.zən/

US
US

Ex. I don’t like grapes or raisins or anything like that.

star fruit in English

yellow tropical fruit with smooth skin and five-pointed

Starfruit

 /ˈstɑː.fruːt/

UK
UK

 /ˈstɑːr.fruːt/

US
US

Ex. Banana, star fruit and mango trees frame the small swimming pool.

strawberry in English

a small juicy red fruit that has small brown seeds on its surface

Strawberry

 /ˈstrɔː.bər.i/

UK
UK

 /ˈstrɑːˌber.i/

US
US

Ex. We sat in the garden hulling strawberries.

 

Tamarind

a type of tropical tree

Tamarind

  /ˈtæm.ər.ɪnd/

UK
UK

 /ˈtæm.ɚ.ɪnd/

US
US

Ex. Remove the seeds from the tamarind and discard.

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Watermelon

a type of large melon, with hard, dark-green skin, that is red inside and has black seeds

Watermelon

 /ˈwɔː.təˌmel.ən/

UK
UK

 /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚˌmel.ən/

US
US

Ex. The main exhibits are still life photos of fruits like oranges, grapes, and watermelons.

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