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apricot

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apricot

noun, apri·cot often attributive \ˈa-prə-ˌkät, ˈā-\

: a small orange-colored fruit that is related to the peach and plum

Full Definition of APRICOT

1
a :  the oval orange-colored fruit of a temperate-zone tree (Prunus armeniaca) resembling the related peach and plum in flavor
b :  a tree that bears apricots
2
:  a variable color averaging a moderate orange

Origin of APRICOT

alteration of earlier abrecock, ultimately from Arabic al-birqūq the apricot, ultimately from Latin (persicum) praecox, literally, early ripening (peach) — more at precocious
First Known Use: 1580

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