apricot

noun, often attributive
apri·​cot | \ ˈa-prə-ˌkät, ˈā- \

Definition of apricot

1a : the oval orange-colored fruit of a temperate-zone tree (Prunus armeniaca) resembling the related peach and plum in flavor
b : a tree that bears apricots
2 : a variable color averaging a moderate orange

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His hat was strategically dipped below one eye, his scarf was apricot. Jason Gay, WSJ, "I Won’t Whine About LeBron’s Wine," 3 Jan. 2019 This category also includes sweeter produce like mango, dates, apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, and plums, but botany doesn't rely on taste to make distinctions. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "It Turns Out Olives Are Actually Fruits and Not Vegetables," 11 Dec. 2018 Dried apricots, cherries and cranberries make a great quick snack when coupled with a handful of raw almonds. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Keep your cool: No-heat cooking keeps you comfortable and the food fresh," 5 July 2018 For the rice: Combine the rice, chestnuts, apricots, nuts, lemon juice, sage, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and paprika in a large bowl, stirring until thoroughly incorporated. Joe Yonan, The Seattle Times, "Vegetarian (or vegan) guests for Thanksgiving? Serve them this beauty," 13 Nov. 2018 Notes of hinoki, juniper, and eucalyptus sourced from 100 percent all-natural essential oils combine within a coconut and apricot wax blend while encased in a reusable handthrown stoneware container. Erin Nicole Celletti, Teen Vogue, "7 Fall Candles Under $60," 16 Nov. 2018 With notes of fennel, apricot, peach, vanilla and nuts, this wine’s lively bubbles gave it a creamy mouthfeel. Michael Austin, The Seattle Times, "Trentodoc is the budget answer to Champagne you need to know," 11 Sep. 2018 Try adding raisins or dried apricots to quick-cooking barley and serving it as a side dish. Leah Zerbe, Good Housekeeping, "The 11 Healthiest Whole Grains You Should Be Eating," 17 July 2018 White was aged in California chardonnay and French Sauternes barrels, with apricots and peaches added. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Third Space Brewing adds more equipment and expects to double its beer production," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of apricot

1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for apricot

alteration of earlier abrecock, ultimately from Arabic al-birqūq the apricot, ultimately from Latin (persicum) praecox, literally, early ripening (peach) — more at precocious

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apricot

noun

English Language Learners Definition of apricot

: a small orange-colored fruit that is related to the peach and plum

apricot

noun
apri·​cot | \ ˈa-prə-ˌkät, ˈā-\

Kids Definition of apricot

: a small oval orange-colored fruit that looks like the related peach and plum

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