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applesauce

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noun ap·ple·sauce \-ˌsȯs\

Simple Definition of applesauce

  • : a sweet sauce made from cooked apples

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of applesauce

  1. 1 :  a relish or dessert made of apples stewed to a pulp and sweetened

  2. 2 slang :  bunkum, nonsense

Examples of applesauce in a sentence

  1. <all that talk about taking up the farming life was just a lot of spoiled applesauce>



Did You Know?

English offers a smorgasbord of words for nonsense, some of which are better known as words for food. We have baloney, spinach, rhubarb, and toffee, not to mention full of beans. And if none of those offerings are to your taste, you can say that's pure banana oil! Seemingly innocuous applesauce was first introduced to this menu back in the early 20th century. Back then, there may have been some bias against the real stuff. Poet Wallace Stevens’s turn-of-the-century description of a meal consisting of "some unnameable smathering of greasy fritters . . . and of course the inevictable applesauce" shows a lack of respect that must have been shared by others.

1704

First Known Use of applesauce

1704


APPLESAUCE Defined for Kids

applesauce

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noun ap·ple·sauce \ˈa-pəl-ˌsȯs\

Definition of applesauce for Students

  1. :  a sweet sauce made from cooked apples




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