Arkansas Black

noun

food
: a dark red to reddish-purple apple with a crisp, yellow flesh and a mildly sweet flavor
Arkansas Black is a popular heirloom said to have come from a Winesap seedling in the Ozark Mountains around 1870. It's a beautiful apple—rock-hard when first picked—and a good winter keeper.Tom Stebbins, Chattanooga (Tennessee) Times Free Press, 8 Mar. 2008

Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Arkansas Black was in 1884

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“Arkansas Black.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arkansas%20Black. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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