ap·​pley ˈa-p(ə-)lē How to pronounce appley (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of apples
an appley flavor/aroma
They all taste like wine, but each is distinct, in the same way that a Granny Smith and a Golden Delicious apple both taste appley but differ from each other.Andrea Immer, Real Simple, June/July 2002
Very appley nose, some vanilla. Clean, with nice acidity.Gourmet, December 2003

Word History


apple + -y entry 1

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of appley was in the 15th century

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“Appley.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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