apple

noun, often attributive
ap·​ple | \ ˈa-pəl How to pronounce apple (audio) \

Definition of apple

1 : the fleshy, usually rounded red, yellow, or green edible pome fruit of a usually cultivated tree (genus Malus) of the rose family also : an apple tree — compare crab apple
2 : a fruit (such as a star apple) or other vegetative growth (such as an oak apple) suggestive of an apple
apple of one's eye
: one that is highly cherished his daughter is the apple of his eye

Examples of apple in a Sentence

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Other Crypto outbreaks have been traced back to cattle farms, childcare centers and consumption of unpasteurized milk and apple cider, according to the CDC. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "A Fecal Parasite Is Causing More Disease Outbreaks, and Swimming Pools May Be to Blame, CDC Says," 1 July 2019 Twenty-two cases were foodborne, most involving unpasteurized milk or apple cider. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "CDC issues warning on 'crypto' fecal parasite that can live for days in swimming pools," 30 June 2019 They are attracted to the scent of apple-cider vinegar. Heloise, Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: The correct handling of chicken," 27 June 2019 In a smaller bowl, mix the apple-cider vinegar, mustard, mayonnaise and sugar. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Recipe: ’Cued kielbasa sandwich for Cleveland Indians fans," 27 June 2019 Plenty of people have been adding coconut oil and apple cider vinegar to their beauty routines for a while now. Jaime Osnato, SELF, "I Washed My Face With Manuka Honey for a Week—Here’s What Happened," 6 June 2019 Nearly all forms of vinegar, including white, red wine, balsamic, apple cider, and rice, are allowed during Whole30 program. Molly Kimball, nola.com, "The do’s and don’ts of the nutrient-rich Whole 30 diet: Best of Molly Kimball," 18 June 2019 Then, following that up with an apple cider vinegar rinse. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "10 Ways Coconut Oil Can Give You the Best-Looking Hair of Your Life," 12 Apr. 2019 On the ingredients list, KylieSkin’s toner includes apple fruit extract, avocado and apricot and kernel oil, and squalane. Meagan Fredette, Teen Vogue, "Does KylieSkin Care Live Up To The Hype?," 22 May 2019

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First Known Use of apple

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for apple

Middle English appel, from Old English æppel; akin to Old High German apful apple, Old Irish ubull, Old Church Slavonic ablŭko

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apple

noun

English Language Learners Definition of apple

: a round fruit with red, yellow, or green skin and firm white flesh

apple

noun
ap·​ple | \ ˈa-pəl How to pronounce apple (audio) \

Kids Definition of apple

: a round or oval fruit with red, yellow, or green skin and white flesh that grows on a spreading tree related to the rose

apple

noun
ap·​ple | \ ˈap-əl How to pronounce apple (audio) \

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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