What Defines a Vegetable from a Fruit?

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The main difference between a fruit and a vegetable is that, in botanical terms, a fruit contains seeds and is the ovary of the plant which then develops into mature ovules. A vegetable, on the other hand, is the leaves, stems, roots and flowers of an edible plant, without the seeds. Despite this differentiation, a tomato is interestingly regarded as a fruit and not a vegetable.
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