Actually, the mature ovary of any plant is referred to as the "fruit." Beans
and peas are fruits, tomatoes are fruits, nuts are fruits, etc.
Bonnie, the gardener
[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Ian Field
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2000 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: Can I kill the "semantics"?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Zero Powers" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
| >From: Lee Daniel Crocker <email@example.com>
| > > > >It's a fruit!
| > > >
| > > > Fruit grows on trees, tomatoes grow on vines.
| >So I guess that makes a strawberry a vegetable too?
| And watermelon too?
Yep, a gourd, related to squash. Berries are also considered
vegetable-like. Definitely "semantics" though.
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