Vegetable normally refers to the leafy green, stem, root or even flower stalk portion of an edible plant. It is a generic term and used interchangeably!
Fruit on the other hand are specific, they are the swollen (normally, but not always ripe) ovary of a plant and contain seeds.
A fruit is a ripened ovary, enclosing the seeds which are the mature ovules. They can arise from a single carpel, or several carpels fused together, or separate carpels.
Some fruit which we eat such as bananas do in fact have seeds in them, although the seeds never mature and banana plants very rarely grow from a banana. Other fruit though, such as apples, Pears, avocado etc. do produce viable seed which can produce a new plant if collected, planted and germinated.
Examples of vegetables include:
carrot, potato, lettuce, cabbage, cellery, brocolli, cauliflower
Examples of fruit include:
peach, pear, cherry, orange, apple, banana, mellon, eggplant, tomato and cucumber. A difficult one is the pea, eaten whole in the pod it's technically a fruit, but remove the peas the pod??? then what is a pea a fruit or a vegetable :)
Wikipedia defines Fruit and Vegetables as follows:
"There are three definitions relating to fruits and vegetables:
A fruit has seeds, a vegetable doesn't have seeds. Thats the difference between a fruit and vegetable. :)
A fruit has seeds in it. A vegetable does not. So it brings up the tomato Question about whether it is a fruit or vegestable and it is a fruit because it has seeds.
the difference is that fruit has seeds and veg doesn't
a fruit has seeds a vegtable doesnt
A fruit that is a vegetable a tomatto
you can tell if something is a fruit or a vegetable by if it has seeds or not so the difference is that fruit has seeds and vegetables don't even though lots of fruits like cucumber is known as a vegetable it is actually a fruit.
its a fruit not a vegetable
An onion is a vegetable not a fruit.
A pair is a fruit, not a vegetable
No a fruit is a fruit which has seeds. A vegetable is a vegetable that we have to make into a salad or currys
A fruit has seeds and a vegetable doesn't, for example: a tomato is a fruit, a carrot is a vegetable, a banana is a fruit. Anything with seeds is definitely a fruit and anything else is a vegetable.
tomato is not a vegetable, its a fruit because fruit has seed