Pronunciation: [TOO-tee FROO-tee]
1. An Italian term meaning "all fruits" that refers to a preserve made with various diced fruits mixed with sugar and brandy. It's since been used to describe ice cream or other desserts that contain a variety of minced, candied fruits. 2. A synthetic, fruity flavoring used in various gums and candies.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.