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first fruits

also first·fruits (fûrst′fro͞ots′)
pl.n.
1. The first gathered fruits of a harvest, offered to God in gratitude.
2. The first results of an undertaking.

first fruits

or

firstfruits

pl n
1. the first results, products, or profits of an undertaking
2. fruit that ripens first

first′ fruits′


n.pl.
1. the earliest fruit of the season.
2. the first products or results of anything.
[1350–1400]
Translations

first fruits

n the first fruitsi primi risultati
References in classic literature ?
After this there was quiet until the Feast of the First-fruits was ended.
For Diana of the golden throne was angry and did them hurt because Oeneus had not offered her his harvest first-fruits.
The first-fruits of our labors," said Challenger in his booming, pedantic fashion.
He did not resent my conduct, he simply said that some day I should receive the first-fruits of the Spirit--that those who came to scoff sometimes remained to pray.
The pages written over and torn out of his notebook were the first-fruit of his "mission.