Definition of pipfruit in English:

pipfruit

noun

mass nounNZ
  • Apples and pears collectively.

    ‘it's too early for frost to be a problem for pipfruit’
    attributive ‘the pipfruit industry wants a cooperative commercial model’
    • ‘Pipfruit growers may realise their third year of positive returns on the back of improved export markets and volume growth.’
    • ‘Pipfruit sold well in Taiwan after a free trade agreement was brokered at the end of 2013.’
    • ‘They enjoyed continued sales and profit growth in pipfruit, berries and stone fruit categories.’
    • ‘Wine, pipfruit and horticulture all are working towards good futures, they say.’
    • ‘Figures benefited from a strong pipfruit performance and the inclusion of its Apollo Apples acquisition.’
    • ‘Pipfruit exports are tipped to grow by 23 per cent over the next two years.’
    • ‘New Zealand pipfruit growers expect a small improvement in profitability this year thanks to a lift in prices.’
    • ‘Sprays are used both in growing and after harvesting the pipfruit.’
    • ‘By all means grow some old stonefruit and pipfruit favourites, but also try bananas and other exotics.’
    • ‘You need to have orchard experience - ideally pipfruit and/or kiwifruit.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from pip + fruit.

Pronunciation

pipfruit

/ˈpɪpfruːt/