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Artemio117
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ShikenNuggets
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Oranges and other citrus "Fruits" are Vegetables

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/2/2014 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Artemio117

Pro

They have evloved from vegetables and now are commonly known as fruit, However no other plant has made this transition therefore it is invalid and its still a vegetable.
ShikenNuggets

Con

I will be arguing that oranges and other types of citrus are indeed fruits.

I performed a quick Google search and found absolutely nothing that states that citrus has evolved from vegetables. A quick look into the definition of a citrus gets us this definition, thanks to Merriam-Webster
Citrus: a juicy fruit (such as an orange, grapefruit, or lemon) that has a thick skin and that comes from a tree or shrub that grows in warm areas

Thanks to this definition, we can deduce that citrus are fruits.

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http://www.merriam-webster.com...
Debate Round No. 1
Artemio117

Pro

Artemio117 forfeited this round.
ShikenNuggets

Con

I would like to remind Pro that he has yet to post any evidence, and that it would be wise to do so if there is any.
Debate Round No. 2
Artemio117

Pro

Artemio117 forfeited this round.
ShikenNuggets

Con

Vote Con.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by mightbenihilism 2 years ago
mightbenihilism
A vegetable is defined as "any plant whose fruit, seeds, roots, tubers, bulbs, stems, leaves, or flower parts are used as food". So, technically speaking, the "fruit" is part of a vegetable. So, like a human finger is still part of a person and classified as "human", a "fruit" is a vegetable, in that sense. Of course, we're in the habit of making strict distinctions between what is fruit and vegetable in terms of food groups, but the lines are blurred somewhat when we consider that a tomato is a fruit, but is generally treated as a vegetable. The "fruit" is technically a protrusion from a vegetable that contains seeds and a fleshy exterior. So a pea-pod wouldn't be a "fruit" because it lacks the fleshy exterior to the seeds, whereas a banana, tomato, orange, etc. are "fruit". However, we don't call them "vegetables" because they generally aren't eaten or cooked in the same way as other plant matter. Vote Rand Paul!
Posted by ShikenNuggets 2 years ago
ShikenNuggets
What exactly do you mean when you say that they evolved from vegetables? Where are your sources on that? Hell, do you have proof of anything you are saying?
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Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: The definition of fruit: It's a seed-carrying part of a plant. A vegetable is every/any other part of a plant. That makes citrus "fruits" indeed fruits. This might have been a troll debate. S&G tied,everything else goes to Con