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apple

noun, ap·ple often attributive \ˈa-pəl\

: a round fruit with red, yellow, or green skin and firm white flesh

Full Definition of APPLE

1
:  the fleshy usually rounded red, yellow, or green edible pome fruit of a usually cultivated tree (genus Malus) of the rose family; also :  an apple tree — compare crab apple
2
:  a fruit (as a star apple) or other vegetative growth (as an oak apple) suggestive of an apple
apple of one's eye
:  one that is highly cherished <his daughter is the apple of his eye>
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Origin of APPLE

Middle English appel, from Old English æppel; akin to Old High German apful apple, Old Irish ubull, Old Church Slavic ablŭko
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Food Terms

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Rhymes with APPLE

APPLE OF ONE'S EYE Defined for Kids

apple

noun ap·ple \ˈa-pəl\

Definition of APPLE for Kids

:  a round or oval fruit with red, yellow, or green skin and white flesh that grows on a spreading tree related to the rose
Medical Dictionary

apple

noun ap·ple \ˈap-əl\

Medical Definition of APPLE

:  the fleshy usually rounded and red, yellow, or green edible pome fruit of a tree (genus Malus) of the rose family; also :  an apple tree

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