Definition of multiple fruit in US English:

multiple fruit

noun

Botany
  • A fruit formed from carpels derived from several flowers, such as a pineapple.

    • ‘The multiple fruit consists of small drupes or achenes grouped together in a single unit, and is usually round or oval shaped.’
    • ‘Other multiple fruits include the pineapple and a large-leaved relative of the houseplant called philodendron.’
    • ‘The resulting multiple fruit is derived from 1,500 to 2,000 flowers and develops mainly from the persistent perianth.’
    • ‘The vase-shaped multiple fruit of a fig is sometimes called a syconium.’
    • ‘In addition, aggregate fruits are derived from several ovules in the same fruit, while multiple fruits are derived from the ovaries of more than one flower, i.e., from an inflorescence.’

Pronunciation

multiple fruit

/ˈməltəpəl fro͞ot/