Definition of apple
apple of one's eye
: one that is highly cherished his daughter is the apple of his eye
Recent Examples of apple from the Web
First, take two fingers and place them above your Adam's apple.
Sorry McDonald's. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa linebacker Jacquez Jones, an SEC recruit, has distanced himself from the Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese, his favorite fast-food snack, in favor of apples and oranges, broccoli and asparagus.
The internet is full of bogus health claims about apple cider vinegar, but few actually check out.
Switchel 4 cups water ½ cup apple cider vinegar ¼ cup molasses ½ cup brown sugar 1 tbsp.
There’s plenty of pop-up chefs’ stations, urban farmers, and Adidas Stan Smiths here, along with Mercier Orchards, whose handcrafted ciders are enough to convince the apple-averse to buy a four-pack.
His daughter Madison is the apple of her father’s eye, enjoying insider status.
Both apples and roses are members of the huge Rosaceae family.
With what cops face 24/7 every day the fact that there are so few bad apples is a tribute to them and their training/process. --
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Origin and Etymology of apple
Middle English appel, from Old English æppel; akin to Old High German apful apple, Old Irish ubull, Old Church Slavonic ablŭko
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
APPLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of apple for English Language Learners
: a round fruit with red, yellow, or green skin and firm white flesh
APPLE Defined for Kids
Definition of apple for Students
: a round or oval fruit with red, yellow, or green skin and white flesh that grows on a spreading tree related to the rose
Medical Definition of apple
: the fleshy usually rounded and red, yellow, or green edible pome fruit of a tree (genus Malus) of the rose family; also : an apple tree
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