The rule of thumb
that I learned (if I remember correctly) is:
If it contains seeds, it's a fruit.
According to this rule, tomatoes, which many people believe are vegetables, are in fact fruits. (However, tomahtoes are snobbish vegetables ;)
Great - now I just confused myself. Does this mean that coconuts are vegetables?? I don't remember seeing any seeds in them.
Wow Cig Highwind - I had no idea! It's a good thing our Supreme Court is spending its time on critical issues!
says "a coconut *is* a realy big seed, monocot
style." This makes sense because if you plant one you get one palm tree.