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    Is it a fruit or a vegetable?

    How come something is considered a fruit and another thing is considered a vegetable? What is the deal with those things?

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    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.

    an interesting list of fruits that are often thought to be vegetables:

    tomatoes
    cucumbers
    squashes and zucchini
    avocados
    green, red, and yellow peppers
    peapods
    pumpkins

    I copied the above from another resource.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boilermaker
    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.

    an interesting list of fruits that are often thought to be vegetables:

    tomatoes
    cucumbers
    squashes and zucchini
    avocados
    green, red, and yellow peppers
    peapods
    pumpkins

    I copied the above from another resource.
    Very informative, I love cool facts like these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boilermaker
    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.

    an interesting list of fruits that are often thought to be vegetables:

    tomatoes
    cucumbers
    squashes and zucchini
    avocados
    green, red, and yellow peppers
    peapods
    pumpkins

    I copied the above from another resource.
    Nice.

    I was about to say that was because of height, vegetables were small plants and fruits big plants.

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