Red Delicious


: a usually large apple with sweet crisp juicy flesh and dark red skin

Examples of Red Delicious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While sweetness levels can be subjective, Fuji apples are often considered the sweetest apple variety out there, followed by Gala, Honeycrisp, and Red Delicious. Daryl Austin, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2024 Apples: Apples are rich in antioxidants, especially darker-colored varieties like Red Delicious. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 24 Mar. 2024 Apple pie: Combine half of a small Red Delicious apple with a tablespoon of walnuts, a tablespoon of maple syrup and one-half teaspoon of apple pie spice. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 20 Jan. 2024 For more than 50 years, Red Delicious was king, but it was ousted in 2018 by the juicier, less-bitter-skinned Gala. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2023 This beautiful orchard offers a variety of apples to pick (Honeycrisps, Early Fuji, Gala, Jonathan, Empire, Crimson Crisp, and Golden and Red Delicious), as well as pumpkins and fresh flowers to transform your home for the autumn equinox. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 28 Aug. 2023 Available at Amazon [ MySeeds.Co Red Delicious Apple Big Pack ] These apple seeds produce hardy, adaptable red delicious trees that grow medium to large fruit. Jennifer Blair, Chicago Tribune, 20 Apr. 2023 Use bright green spider mums with Granny Smiths, or red mums with your Red Delicious. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 4 Sep. 2023 How to get rid of garden bugs safely We’re so programmed to think that every leaf needs to look like the Red Delicious apples in the grocery store, pristine. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 2 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Red Delicious was in 1933

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“Red Delicious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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Red Delicious

: a usually large apple with sweet crisp juicy flesh and dark red skin
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