Meaning of APPLE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈa-pəl ]


Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Middle English appel, from Old English æppel; akin to Old High German apful apple, Old Irish ubull, Old Church Slavic ablŭko

Date: before 12th century

1. : the fleshy usually rounded red, yellow, or green edible pome fruit of a usually cultivated tree (genus Malus ) of the rose family ; also : an apple tree — compare crab apple

2. : a fruit (as a star apple) or other vegetative growth (as an oak apple) suggestive of an apple

- apple of one's eye

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