Jonathan freckle

noun

Definition of Jonathan freckle

: a nonparasitic storage disease of apples that produces small circular skin-deep discolorations

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History and Etymology for Jonathan freckle

from Jonathan, a variety of apple to which the disease is especially destructive, after Jonathan Hasbrouck †1846 American jurist

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“Jonathan freckle.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jonathan%20freckle. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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