applejohn

noun, often capitalized

Definition of applejohn

archaic
: a variety of apple the flavor of which is said to be improved by drying

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History and Etymology for applejohn

apple + John, the name; probably from St. John's Day, when it was said to get ripe

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“Applejohn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/applejohn. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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