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noun ap·ple \ˈa-pəl\

Simple Definition of apple

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

Full Definition of apple

  1. 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. 2 :  a fruit (as a star apple) or other vegetative growth (as an oak apple) suggestive of an apple

apple of one's eye
  1. :  one that is highly cherished <his daughter is the apple of his eye>

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

Rhymes with apple


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apple

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noun ap·ple \ˈap-əl\

Medical Definition of apple

  1. :  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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