/frooh"tij/, n.
1. the bearing of fruit: soil additives to hasten the fruitage.
2. fruits collectively.
3. product or result: This year's fruitage was of better quality.
[1570-80; < MF fruit(er) to bear fruit + -age -AGE]

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