Sunday, March 13, 2005

Fruit?

Avocado's considered a fruit, exactly who decided this??

3 comments:

Klondike Kate said...

It's supposed to be about how the thingy is grown - vine, ground or something like that.

Mostly I just wanted to say hi!

K said...

Yeah that sorta blows my thought about tomato's being a vegetable too.

and..

Hey right back!

Valette said...

"A fruit is actually the sweet, ripened ovary or ovaries of a seed-bearing plant. A vegetable, in contrast, is an herbaceous plant cultivated for an edible part (seeds, roots, stems, leaves, bulbs, tubers, or nonsweet fruits). So, to be really nitpicky, a fruit could be a vegetable, but a vegetable could not be a fruit."
-- Ask Dr. Dictionary