Granny Smith


: a tart green apple of Australian origin

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Apples such as Bramley or Granny Smith, which cook to a purée consistency, don’t work as well here. Ruby Tandoh, The New Yorker, 19 Nov. 2021 Varieties for you-pick apples include Gala, McIntosh, Cortland, Jonathan, Red and Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Evercrisp (cross between Honeycrisp and Fuji), Gold Rush and Fuji. Annie Alleman,, 7 Sep. 2021 Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Braeburn, Granny Smith, Jazz, Mutsu (also known as Crispin), Northern Spy and Winesap work well in today’s recipe. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 4 Sep. 2021 What matters is that Majors literally made a four-course meal out of his limited screen time, chewing on the scenery as well as a celestial Granny Smith. Luke Kelly-clyne And Graham Techler, Vulture, 30 July 2021 For comparison’s sake, consider an apple farmer who wants to see if her land is best suited for growing Granny Smith, Fuji, or Gala apples. Adam Erace, Fortune, 24 Apr. 2021 Add 1 medium tart apple (such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored and chopped) and 2 strips crisply cooked bacon, chopped. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, 18 Nov. 2020 Apple Queens took different varieties of apples, including Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Pink Lady, and Fiji, to produce a crumble top pie that garnered praise from both the audience and the judges. Anthony Martin, Discover Magazine, 10 June 2014 There is a wide variation of terroir and winemaking style, but expect flavors of Granny Smith apple, lemon, pear, and pineapple with full texture and notes of toffee, butterscotch, and soft baking spices. Mike Desimone And Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 30 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


Maria Ann Smith †1870 who cultivated it near Sydney, Australia

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Granny Smith was in 1895

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“Granny Smith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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