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Fruit
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Fruit is the collective term for the edible fruits and seeds of perennial crop plants. The encyclopedias of Zedler [2] and Krünitz [3]; [4] distinguish between juicy fleshed pome fruits (apples, pears, quinces, loquats) and stone fruits (cherries, plums, apricots, peaches), berries, and the seeds of nuts (“shell fruits”) (hazelnuts, walnuts, chestnuts). Several cultivars, su…

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Schöller, Rainer G., “Fruit”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024915>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208



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