Definition of apricot
1a : the oval orange-colored fruit of a temperate-zone tree (Prunus armeniaca) resembling the related peach and plum in flavorb : a tree that bears apricots
2 : a variable color averaging a moderate orange
Recent Examples of apricot from the Web
Michael Klug, the chocolatier and pastry chef, has turned to seasonal apricots, berries and rhubarb, among others, to create tall, colorful summer coolers that are fresh-tasting, light and not cloying.
Among the culinary ingredients in past and current Dogfish Head beers: raisins, blood orange juice, peaches, apricots, coconut, lobster, chocolate, cocoa, granola, wasabi ... and parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
Reduce oven temperature to 325° and continue to bake until pastry is deep golden brown and cooked through and apricots are softened and browned in spots, 15–20 minutes longer.
Cut the apricots in half and remove the pits and discard them.
While traditional German Gose is characterized by its brackish flavor profile, Community Beer balances with fruity notes thanks to the addition of tangerine peel and apricot puree.
Demonstration: Fruits of Summer Gardening and cooking writer Adrienne Cook and her sister, nutritionist and cooking instructor Danielle Cook, celebrate delicious new recipes made with berries and stone fruits such as peaches, plums and apricots.
ApricotsAs enjoyable as these bite-sized, delicate, and delicious fruit are on their own, there are plenty of other ways to eat them.
The flavors are apricot and lime rather than peach, indicating grapes that were slightly less ripe when picked.
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APRICOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of apricot for English Language Learners
: a small orange-colored fruit that is related to the peach and plum
APRICOT Defined for Kids
Definition of apricot for Students
: a small oval orange-colored fruit that looks like the related peach and plum
History for apricot
The Romans seem to have thought that apricots were “early-ripening peaches,” since that is the literal meaning of the Latin name for the fruit: persica praecocia. The second word in this phrase was borrowed by the Greeks, in the form praikokion, as their name for the fruit. When the Arabs entered the Mediterranean Sea region in the early Middle Ages, they in turn borrowed the Greek word as barqūq, and Arabic al-barqūq, “the apricot,” is the ultimate source of the English word apricot.
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