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Fruit Sisters roll call
« on: 23 Jul 2019, 06:05 »

In comic #3906 - Family Citrus, Lemon states she has 2048 sisters (including Melon).

Anyone care to help me compile a list of names?

Alternatively, you could say the name of your favorite fruit. If it hasn't already been listed, feel free to make the text pink or yellow.

EDIT: *derp* Forgot link
EDIT 2: Feel free to suggest possible personality quirks or professions as well.
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Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #1 on: 23 Jul 2019, 06:11 »

Here's 68 72 71 arranged from A-W (I couldn't quickly find any that started with X, Y, or Z).

Apple
Apricots
Avocado
Banana
Blackberries
Blackcurrant
Blueberries
Breadfruit
Cantaloupe
Carambola
Cherimoya
Cherries
Clementine
Coconut Meat
Cranberries
Custard-Apple
Date Fruit
Durian
Elderberries
Feijoa
Figs
Gooseberries
Grapefruit
Grapes
Guava
Habanero
Honeydew Melon
Jackfruit
Java-Plum
Jalapeño
Jujube Fruit
Kiwifruit
Kumquat
Lemon
Lime
Longan
Loquat
Lychee
Mandarin
Mango
Mangosteen
Mulberries
Nectarine
Olives
Orange
Papaya
Passion Fruit
Peaches
Pear
Persimmon
Pineapple
Pitanga
Plantain
Plums
Pomegranate
Prickly Pear
Prunes
Pummelo
Quince
Raspberries
Rose-Apple
Sapodilla
Sapote, Mamey
Soursop
Strawberries
Sugar-Apple
Tomato
Tomatillo
Tamarind
Tangerine
Watermelon

EDIT: Screw it. Not having jalapeños, habaneros, tomatoes, and tomatillos on their was going to bug the crap out of me.
EDIT 2: I should have double-checked the list. As it's been pointed out, rhubarb is indeed only eaten as a vegetable as the seed pods (and leaves) will make you quite sick.
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Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #2 on: 23 Jul 2019, 07:01 »

Dragon Fruit
Ackee (possibly deadly if you try to befriend her before she’s ready)
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Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #3 on: 23 Jul 2019, 07:01 »

A couple of her Brazilian sisters (that I've had caipirinhas made from):
Cashew
Cajá (as far as I know there's no commonly accepted English term for this fruit. Wikipedia uses the term 'hog plum', but also uses it for several unrelated species.)

And a rural American sister:
Paw paw
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Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #4 on: 23 Jul 2019, 08:05 »

I am tempted to throw in Sarsaparilla, if you accept that.

Question is: are all 2048 (or is it 2049, actually?) fruits? Could it be some are named after minerals, like Lapislazuli, or Indigo?

And is there wn octarine sister?
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Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #5 on: 23 Jul 2019, 08:28 »


Crab-Apple
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Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #6 on: 23 Jul 2019, 13:38 »

Humour the Swedes and get Lingonberry in there 🇸🇪🇸🇪
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Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #8 on: 23 Jul 2019, 13:47 »

Rhubarb's a vegetable.  It does a damn fine job of masquerading as fruit in pies, etc., but it's still a veg.

Here's 68 72 arranged from A-W (I couldn't quickly find any that started with X, Y, or Z).

Apple
Apricots
Avocado
Banana
Blackberries
Blackcurrant
Blueberries
Breadfruit
Cantaloupe
Carambola
Cherimoya
Cherries
Clementine
Coconut Meat
Cranberries
Custard-Apple
Date Fruit
Durian
Elderberries
Feijoa
Figs
Gooseberries
Grapefruit
Grapes
Guava
Habanero
Honeydew Melon
Jackfruit
Java-Plum
Jalapeño
Jujube Fruit
Kiwifruit
Kumquat
Lemon
Lime
Longan
Loquat
Lychee
Mandarin
Mango
Mangosteen
Mulberries
Nectarine
Olives
Orange
Papaya
Passion Fruit
Peaches
Pear
Persimmon
Pineapple
Pitanga
Plantain
Plums
Pomegranate
Prickly Pear
Prunes
Pummelo
Quince
Raspberries
Rhubarb
Rose-Apple
Sapodilla
Sapote, Mamey
Soursop
Strawberries
Sugar-Apple
Tomato
Tomatillo
Tamarind
Tangerine
Watermelon

EDIT: Screw it. Not having jalapeños, habaneros, tomatoes, and tomatillos on their was going to bug the crap out of me.
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Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #9 on: 23 Jul 2019, 15:00 »

I ran into that sort of thing with every one of the first few lists. That one is easy to miss.
Mistaking broccoli and radishes as fruit is unforgivable, though.
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« Reply #10 on: 23 Jul 2019, 15:07 »

Oh, of course. Deadly Nightshade. (It's not edible, but it's still a berry).

Perhaps she's a sleep apnea specialist?
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« Reply #11 on: 23 Jul 2019, 16:04 »

Why are there 2049 in all? 2048 is a round number in binary; 2049 isn't anything.
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« Reply #12 on: 23 Jul 2019, 16:27 »

Lemon has said that she has 2048 sisters. I think it was while she was in virtual-scape with Eoko but I dont know the strip number.
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« Reply #13 on: 23 Jul 2019, 16:37 »

From here: https://www.fruitsinfo.com/fruit-list.php

  • Abiu
  • Acai
  • Acerola
  • Ackee
  • African Cherry Orange
  • African Cucumber
  • African Medlar
  • African Moringa
  • Agave Plant
  • Aizen Fruit
  • Alligator apple
  • Amazon grape
  • Ambarella
  • American Black Elderberry
  • American Chestnut
  • American Hazelnut Shrub
  • American Mayapple
  • American Red Raspberry
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Aprium
  • Araza
  • Arhat
  • Atemoya
  • Atherton Raspberry
  • Avocado
  • Babaco
  • Bacuri Fruit
  • Bael
  • Balsam Apple
  • Banana
  • Barbadine
  • Barbados cherry
  • Barberry
  • Batuan Fruit
  • Bayberry
  • Beach plum
  • Bearberry
  • Beechnut
  • Berry
  • Betel nut
  • Bignay
  • Bilberry
  • Bilimbi
  • Bitter gourd
  • Black apple
  • Black cherry
  • Black mulberry
  • Black raspberry
  • Black sapote
  • Blackberry
  • Blackcurrant
  • Blood Lime
  • Blood orange
  • Blue tongue
  • Blueberry
  • Bolwarra
  • Bottle gourd
  • Boysenberry
  • Bramble
  • Brazil nut
  • Brazilian Guava
  • Breadfruit
  • Broadleaf Bramble
  • Brush cherry
  • Buffaloberry
  • Burdekin plum
  • Burmese grape
  • Calabash
  • Calamansi
  • Calamondins
  • Canistel
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cape Gooseberry
  • Capuli Cherry
  • Carob Fruit
  • Cashew Apple
  • Cedar Bay Cherry
  • Cempedak
  • Ceylon Gooseberry
  • Charichuelo Fruit
  • Chayote Fruit
  • Cherimoya Fruit
  • cherry Fruit
  • Chokeberry
  • Chokecherry
  • Citrofortunella
  • Clementines
  • Cloudberry
  • Cluster Fig
  • Coco Plum
  • Common Apple Berry
  • Conkerberry
  • Cornelian Cherry
  • Cranberry
  • Crowberry
  • Cucumber
  • Cupuacu
  • Damson
  • Date plum
  • Davidson's plum
  • Dead Man's Fingers
  • Dekopon
  • Desert fig
  • Desert lime
  • Dodder laurel
  • Double Coconut
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Duku fruit
  • Durian
  • Eastern Hawthorn
  • Elephant apple
  • Emu Apple
  • Emu berry
  • Fairchild tangerine
  • False mastic
  • Feijoa
  • Fibrous Satinash
  • Finger Lime
  • Florida strangler fig
  • Forest strawberries
  • Gac Fruit
  • Galia melon
  • Gambooge
  • Genip
  • Giant Granadilla
  • Golden apple
  • Goumi Fruit
  • Governor�s Plum
  • Granadilla
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Grapple
  • Greengage
  • Ground Plum
  • Grumichama
  • Guanabana
  • Guarana
  • Guavaberry
  • Hackberry
  • Hardy-kiwi
  • Hawthorn
  • Honeydew
  • Honeysuckle
  • Horned melon
  • Huckleberry
  • Huito
  • Ice Cream Bean
  • Ilama
  • Illawarra Plum
  • Imbe fruit
  • Indian almond
  • Indian Fig
  • Indian Gooseberry
  • Indian jujube
  • Indian Prune
  • Jabotacaba
  • Jackfruit
  • Jambul fruit
  • Japanese Persimmon
  • Jatoba fruit
  • Jelly Palm
  • Jocote
  • Jostaberry
  • Jujube
  • Junglesop
  • Juniper berry
  • Kabosu Fruit
  • Kaffir lime
  • Kahikatea
  • Kakadu plum
  • Kapok
  • Karkalla
  • Karonda
  • Kei apple
  • Kepel
  • Keule
  • Kiwi
  • Korlan
  • Kumquat
  • Kundong
  • Kutjera
  • Kwai Muk
  • Lablab
  • Lady apple
  • Lakoocha
  • Langsat
  • Lapsi
  • Lardizabala
  • Lemato
  • Lemon aspen
  • Lemons
  • Leucaena
  • Lillypilly
  • Limeberry
  • Limequat
  • Lingonberry
  • Loganberry
  • Loquat
  • Lucuma
  • Lychee
  • Macadamia
  • Madrono
  • Malay Apple
  • Mamey Sapote
  • Mammee Apple
  • Mamoncillo
  • Mandarin
  • Mangaba
  • Mangosteen
  • Manila Tamarind
  • Manoao
  • Ma-praang
  • Maqui
  • Marang
  • Marionberry
  • Marula
  • Mayan Nut
  • Mayapple
  • Maypop
  • Melinjo
  • MelonPear
  • Midyim
  • Miracle fruit
  • Mock Strawberry
  • Monstera Delicisiosa
  • Mora de Castilla
  • Morinda
  • Mountain pepper
  • Mountain Soursop
  • Muscadine
  • Naartjie
  • Nageia
  • Nance
  • Naranjilla
  • Nectacotum
  • Nectarines
  • Neem
  • Nere
  • Nonda plum
  • Nungu
  • Nutmeg
  • Oil Palm
  • Olallieberry
  • Olive
  • Orangelo
  • Oranges
  • Oregon grape
  • Oroblanco
  • Ortanique
  • Otaheite gooseberry
  • Papaya
  • Passion Fruit
  • Peach
  • Peach palm
  • Peanut
  • Pears
  • Pecan
  • Pequi
  • Persian lime
  • Persimmon
  • Peumo
  • Phalsa
  • Physalis Fruit
  • Pigeon pea
  • Pigeon plum
  • Pigface
  • Pili Nut
  • Pine apple
  • Pineberry
  • Pink-flowered Native Raspberry
  • Plum
  • Plumcot
  • Pluot
  • Pomato
  • Pomegranate
  • Pulasan
  • Pummelo
  • Rambutan
  • Rangpur
  • Red Mombin
  • Riberry
  • Rollinia
  • Rose Apple
  • Safou
  • Salak
  • Santol
  • Sapodilla
  • Soncoya
  • Star Apple
  • Star Fruit
  • Strawberry guava
  • Sugar Apple
  • Sweet Orange
  • Sweet Pepper
  • Tamarind
  • Tangelo
  • Tangor
  • Tayberry
  • Tomato
  • Ugli
  • Vanilla
  • Velvet apple
  • Walnut
  • Watermelon
  • Wax jambu
  • White sapote
  • Youngberry
  • Yuzu
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Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #14 on: 23 Jul 2019, 17:31 »

Nice addition!
We've got some overlap between the two long ones, but that's okay.

I didn't know nutmeg was considered a fruit.
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« Reply #15 on: 24 Jul 2019, 01:56 »


Given the number of sisters, and they few we have seen, it may be a little presumptuous to assume they are ALL fruit-related.
Maybe there are veg and pulses and nuts too!

(Cos they all seem a BIT nuts!?)  :)
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« Reply #16 on: 24 Jul 2019, 03:53 »

I really want to meet Bearberry.
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« Reply #17 on: 24 Jul 2019, 04:32 »

Given the number of sisters, and they few we have seen, it may be a little presumptuous to assume they are ALL fruit-related.
Maybe they are all combinations of E, L, M, N and O , and the fruit is just a coincidence?
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« Reply #18 on: 24 Jul 2019, 04:36 »


Given the number of sisters, and they few we have seen, it may be a little presumptuous to assume they are ALL fruit-related.
Maybe there are veg and pulses and nuts too!

(Cos they all seem a BIT nuts!?)  :)

I finally decided to show up in here, and Joe spoiled my dissenting fun.  :-P

We know that Melon has one sister named Lemon, and so naturally we assume that all 2048 must be named after fruits. When it could even be that the only ones named after fruits are those two.

Or there could be a scheme based on foods. Or colours. Or their most prominent characteristic, whatever that is. Or they could all just have five-letter names. Or...

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Given the number of sisters, and they few we have seen, it may be a little presumptuous to assume they are ALL fruit-related.
Maybe they are all combinations of E, L, M, N and O , and the fruit is just a coincidence?

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« Reply #19 on: 24 Jul 2019, 06:39 »

Lemon has said that she has 2048 sisters.
I'm aware; she brings the total to 2049 which is an odd, non-round number. So why 2049?
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« Reply #20 on: 24 Jul 2019, 06:41 »

Lemon has said that she has 2048 sisters.
I'm aware; she brings the total to 2049 which is an odd, non-round number. So why 2049?

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One of the *sisters* is actually their mother!
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« Reply #21 on: 24 Jul 2019, 06:57 »

Lemon has said that she has 2048 sisters.
I'm aware; she brings the total to 2049 which is an odd, non-round number. So why 2049?
Most robots use base-2. Melon's family is a bit... weird, so they use base-3.
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« Reply #22 on: 24 Jul 2019, 07:18 »


Given the number of sisters, and they few we have seen, it may be a little presumptuous to assume they are ALL fruit-related.
Maybe there are veg and pulses and nuts too!

(Cos they all seem a BIT nuts!?)  :)

I am hoping for some candy-related names too, mostly because I love the idea of one of them being goth-ish and named licorice.....
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« Reply #23 on: 24 Jul 2019, 07:19 »

I'm aware; she brings the total to 2049 which is an odd, non-round number. So why 2049?
Most robots use base-2. Melon's family is a bit... weird, so they use base-3.
2049 is not  a round number in base-3 either.
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Lemon has said that she has 2048 sisters.
I'm aware; she brings the total to 2049 which is an odd, non-round number. So why 2049?
Most robots use base-2. Melon's family is a bit... weird, so they use base-3.

One has been adopted.

which one? the odd one.
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« Reply #25 on: 24 Jul 2019, 09:16 »

The first is unit Zero
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« Reply #26 on: 24 Jul 2019, 13:03 »

Using my limited ability with search engines and atrocious typing skills I have come across the following in the X, Y, Z range of fruits.

Yangmei
Yantok
Yardlong bean
Yellow buckeye - ineddible
Yellow granadilla
Yellow mombin
Yellow oleander - poisinous
Yellow plum
Yew cones with seeds unremoved - no eat with seed or else end up killdead
Youngberry
Yuzu
Zig-zag vine fruit
Zucchini
Zwetschge    

I included legumes and  the like since they are technically part of the plants fruiting bodies that are consumed

I would like to add to the list in no particular order
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Currant - Black, Red and white though red is my fave and my bushes are ready for harvest early this year.  :-D
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« Reply #27 on: 24 Jul 2019, 20:37 »


Given the number of sisters, and they few we have seen, it may be a little presumptuous to assume they are ALL fruit-related.
Maybe there are veg and pulses and nuts too!

(Cos they all seem a BIT nuts!?)  :)

I am hoping for some candy-related names too, mostly because I love the idea of one of them being goth-ish and named licorice.....
What if Meringue and Lemon were best friends?
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« Reply #28 on: 25 Jul 2019, 00:28 »

I'm aware; she brings the total to 2049 which is an odd, non-round number. So why 2049?
Most robots use base-2. Melon's family is a bit... weird, so they use base-3.
2049 is not  a round number in base-3 either.

They all use an 11-bit offset to address their internal table of sisters’ information. The table doesn’t include themself.
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« Reply #29 on: 25 Jul 2019, 06:58 »

They all use an 11-bit offset to address their internal table of sisters’ information. The table doesn’t include themself.
I guess that... sort of... makes sense... ?
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« Reply #30 on: 25 Jul 2019, 10:43 »

Tangential thought

Tomato is really into roleplaying games and usually plays The BARD
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« Reply #31 on: 25 Jul 2019, 10:48 »

Aren't tomatoes more useful than bards, though?
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« Reply #32 on: 25 Jul 2019, 13:14 »

AD&D Bard Kicked hiney with Fighter combat abilities - Rogue skills - Druidic Spells
3.5 Bards, depending on archetype and prestige classes could step in for any of the other core classes.

Bard's Tale Bards were monsters - more so with a full party of Bards

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« Reply #33 on: 25 Jul 2019, 17:24 »

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« Reply #34 on: 26 Jul 2019, 03:07 »

Given the number of sisters, and they few we have seen, it may be a little presumptuous to assume they are ALL fruit-related.
Maybe they are all combinations of E, L, M, N and O , and the fruit is just a coincidence?

I checked into this.
Not allowing repetition gives you:
26 * 25 * 24 * 23 * 22 * 21 = 26!/20! = 165,765,600

So, that's probably not it.
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« Reply #35 on: 26 Jul 2019, 17:32 »

JimC's sentence is ambiguous as written, but I think the post was meant to propose that each of the names was some combination of E, L, M, N, and O; not that the names included every combination.
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« Reply #36 on: 26 Jul 2019, 18:41 »

Doesn't every non-repeating combination of 5 letters come out to 5!, which is only 120 combinations?
5 options for position 1 times 4 options for position 2, and so on?
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« Reply #37 on: 27 Jul 2019, 07:52 »

If repetitions are allowed, the number goes up to 5^5 = 3125, which is of the same order of magnitude as Lemon's claim.
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Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #38 on: 27 Jul 2019, 07:59 »

But I sure feel sorry for Eeeel.
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Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #39 on: 27 Jul 2019, 09:14 »

And Moooo, and Noooo. (I picture poor Meeee getting huge amounts of unneeded help, every time someone yells "Help meeee!") (Or when the end of "The Fly" plays.)
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Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #40 on: 27 Jul 2019, 12:06 »

I wonder how often Eenee, Menee, and Mmmmo get asked where Miney is.
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Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #41 on: 28 Jul 2019, 02:46 »

And Moooo, and Noooo. (I picture poor Meeee getting huge amounts of unneeded help, every time someone yells "Help meeee!") (Or when the end of "The Fly" plays.)
But probably better than being called Death Apple or Poison Berry...

I refuse to extrapolate from two examples, but I should not be at all surprised if Mr Jacques is gaining a litle quiet amusement from us trying.

Now can anyone come up with a third fruit that also only contains the required letters? The only other anagram of lemon I can think of is monel, which is a high strength corrosion resistant alloy of nickel and copper. Perhaps not  a bad name for an AI, but maybe a less ditsy one than the Lemon/Melon clan appears to be.
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« Reply #42 on: 29 Jul 2019, 07:29 »

Now can anyone come up with a third fruit that also only contains the required letters? The only other anagram of lemon I can think of is monel, which is a high strength corrosion resistant alloy of nickel and copper. Perhaps not  a bad name for an AI, but maybe a less ditsy one than the Lemon/Melon clan appears to be.
I would picture Monel as the mighty sailor of the group.
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« Reply #43 on: 29 Jul 2019, 14:17 »


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That's not fruit, that's a vegetable!

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« Reply #44 on: 29 Jul 2019, 14:37 »


Zucchini


That's not fruit, that's a vegetable!


It's the swollen ovary of the plant's flower, so botanically it's a fruit.  Like may others, though, it's considered a vegetable in a culinary context.
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« Reply #45 on: 29 Jul 2019, 14:55 »

Fruit is the seed-bearing part of a plant. All squash are fruit. So are cucumbers.
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« Reply #46 on: 29 Jul 2019, 17:30 »

Fruit is the seed-bearing part of a plant. All squash are fruit. So are cucumbers.
And tomatoes and peppers.
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« Reply #47 on: 29 Jul 2019, 20:42 »

Even pumpkins.
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« Reply #48 on: 29 Jul 2019, 21:02 »

Fruit is the seed-bearing part of a plant. All squash are fruit. So are cucumbers.

But not strawberries.
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« Reply #49 on: 29 Jul 2019, 23:45 »

I feel like this is what Godwin would have written a Law about if he'd spent a lot of time hanging out in food forums.  :psyduck:

Just as all colour discussions, as they grow longer, invariably end with someone yelling BUT BLACK ISN'T A COLOUR.

There must be a whole family of these.
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