Definitions of apple

  1. native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The fleshy pome or fruit of a rosaceous tree (Pyrus malus) cultivated in numberless varieties in the temperate zones. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Any tree genus Pyrus which has the stalk sunken into the base of the fruit; an apple tree. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Any fruit or other vegetable production resembling, or supposed to resemble, the apple; as, apple of love, or love apple (a tomato), balsam apple, egg apple, oak apple. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Anything round like an apple; as, an apple of gold. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To grow like an apple; to bear apples. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A plant genus in the family ROSACEAE, order Rosales, subclass Rosidae. It is best known as a source of the edible fruit and is cultivated in temperate climates worldwide. Medical Dictionary DB
  9. The round fleshy fruit of a well-known tree of temperate regions; the tree itself. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. The fruit of Pirus malus. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  11. The fruit of the apple-tree. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. A fruit; the ball of the eye. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. The fruit of a tree of the rose family, or the tree that bears it. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The fruit of the apple-tree. Apple of the eye, the pupil. Apple of discord, cause of contention. Apple of Sodom, apple fair to the eye, but false to the taste. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A well-known fruit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. (Heb. tappuah, meaning "fragrance"). Probably the apricot or quince is intended by the word, as Palestine was too hot for the growth of apples proper. It is enumerated among the most valuable trees of Palestine ( Joel 1:12 ), and frequently referred to in Canticles, and noted for its beauty ( Joel 2:3 Joel 2:5 ; 8:5 ). There is nothing to show that it was the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil." Dr. Tristram has suggested that the apricot has better claims than any other fruit-tree to be the apple of Scripture. It grows to a height of 30 feet, has a roundish mass of glossy leaves, and bears an orange coloured fruit that gives out a delicious perfume. The "apple of the eye" is the Heb. ishon , meaning manikin, i.e., the pupil of the eye ( Proverbs 7:2 ). (Compare the promise, Zechariah 2:8 ; the prayer, Psalms 17:8 ; and its fulfilment, Deuteronomy 32:10 .) The so-called "apple of Sodom" some have supposed to be the Solanum sanctum (Heb. hedek), rendered "brier" (q.v.) in Micah 7:4 , a thorny plant bearing fruit like the potato-apple. This shrub abounds in the Jordan valley. (See ENGEDI .) biblestudytools.com
  17. A revision of APL for the Illiac IV. foldoc_fs
  18. ap'l, n. the fruit of the apple-tree.--ns. AP'PLE-BLIGHT, the rotting substances found on apple-trees, caused by the APPLE-APHIS (see APHIS); AP'PLE-JOHN (Shak.) a variety of apple considered to be in perfection when shrivelled and withered--also JOHN'-AP'PLE; AP'PLE-PIE, a pie made with apples; AP'PLE-WIFE, AP'PLE-WOM'AN, a woman who sells apples at a stall.--APPLE OF DISCORD, any cause of envy and contention, from the golden apple inscribed 'for the fairest,' thrown by Eris, goddess of discord, into the assembly of the gods, and claimed by Aphrodite (Venus), Pallas (Minerva), and Hera (Juno). The dispute being referred to Paris of Troy, he decided in favour of Aphrodite, to the undying and fatal wrath of Hera against his city; APPLE OF SODOM, or Dead Sea fruit, described by Josephus as fair to look upon, but turning, when touched, into ashes: any fair but disappointing thing; APPLE OF THE EYE, the eyeball: something especially dear; APPLE-PIE ORDER, complete order. [A.S. æppel; cf. Ger. apfel, Ice. epli, Ir. abhal, W. afal.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. Round firm fleshy fruit of a rosaceous tree; (Bot.) any inferior fleshy many-celled fruit; A. of discord, golden a. contended for by Juno, Minerva, and Venus; A. of Sodom, Dead sea a., fruit dissolving into ashes; a. of the eye, the pupil, any cherished object; a. -brandy, spirit distilled from cider; a.-butter, sauce of apples stewed in cider; a.-cheese, compressed a.-pomice; a.-pomace, pulpremaining after juice is expressed; a.-jack, Amer. name for a. -brandy; a.-john, kind of a. said to keep two years and to be best when withered; a. -pie bed, one with sheets so folded that one\'s legs cannot get down; a.-pie order, perfect order. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. upset person\'s a.-cart (colloq.), upset his plans. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. The fruit of Pyrus malus; also any large fleshy fruit. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  22. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A well-known tree and its fruit ;—the pupil of the eye. Cabinet Dictionary
  23. The fruit of the apple tree; the pupil of the eye. Complete Dictionary

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