There are many people who know the difference between a fruit and vegetable, but I am not one of them. So, according to the 'googles' the difference between a fruit and a vegetable is:
(AKA - Threat to truth and reality)
"A fruit is actually the sweet, ripened ovary or ovaries of a seed-bearing plant. A vegetable, in contrast, is an herbaceous plant cultivated for an edible part (seeds, roots, stems, leaves, bulbs, tubers, or nonsweet fruits). So, to be really nitpicky, a fruit could be a vegetable, but a vegetable could not be a fruit."
So that could not be clearer. There are things which are categorically a fruit and there are things that are categorically a vegetable. There are plants such as tomatoes, peppers, and peapods that seem to be vegetables by the way they are organized in the store but even these, by definition, are fruits (as weird as it sounds even to me).
Well, if rhubarb did not mess up enough with it getting into the "pie business", Rhubarb is on a tear again messing up reality as we know it!
According to the Wikipedia entry page:
"Rhubarb is usually considered to be a vegetable; however, in the United States, a New York court decided in 1947 that since it was used in the United States as a fruit it was to be counted as a fruit for the purposes of regulations and duties. A side effect was a reduction in taxes paid."
The jig is up Rhubarb! We live in a Black and White world in which reality is clearly defined! You cannot be scientifically classified as one thing and then because of cultural influences and social norms and economics and other non-scientific forces be defined as something else! You are either a vegetable or a fruit, there is no gray area on this. Pick a team. And don't play that "well-one-culture-says-I-am-a-fruit-and-other-cultures-define-me-as-a-vegetable-and-so-it-is-a-bit-relative" card. We can see right through that.
Because you see, rhubarb, if you are able to skirt definitions and highlight a relative aspect of reality then you could very well cause a cascading effect to reality.
And before you know it, we will live in world in which we cannot know the speed AND location of something at the same time or light can be both a wave AND a particle or that two particles even when separated by a great distance will begin to behave in the same way.
You see rhubarb, you are messing with reality here when you define universal definitions. So even if defy clear definition, for the love of all that is good, at least stay out of our pie.