Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A variety of apple having fruit with green skin and tart, tough flesh.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A green apple originating from Australia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. apple with a green skin and hard tart flesh

Etymologies

After Maria Ann Smith (died 1870), Australian woman to whom its development is attributed.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named for Maria Ann Smith, German breeder and tax collector. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Granny Smith is a tart but juicy and crisp apple - a favourite for the quintessential apple pie.

    Weekend Herb Blogging #70

  • For different textures within the same cake, try baking with a combination of apples, such as Granny Smith (which is quite tart), Macintosh (which is firm), and Cortland (which gets very soft with cooking).

    THE ARROWS COOKBOOK

  • Apple Cobbler Spice Cake For the cobbler: 8 cups peeled and sliced firm, tart apples such as Granny Smith 1 cup brown sugar 1 pinch salt 1 teaspoon

    WN.com - Articles related to TV This Weekend - Jan. 15, 2010

  • Specially crafted cocktails will include The Big Apple, fresh Granny Smith apple juice, Bulleit bourbon, simple syrup and a celery leaf; Jamaican Splash, sweet sorrel syrup with Appleton's rum and tart lime juice; Nordic Cooler, Lingonberry, St. Germain and vodka; and Shochu Cha, Shouchu, Canton and oolong tea.

    Marcus Samuelsson: Food Meets Fashion at My Global Street Food Pop-Up

  • I enumerated my first point by extending a silver talon; it caught the light from my eyes and rendered Apples in shades of green—a Granny Smith.

    Crossed

  • Grass grew underneath them so Granny Smith green I thought at first it was AstroTurf.

    Day of Honey

  • Favorites at lunch, which began last month, include the poached-chicken apple salad ($13) and the open-faced turkey sandwich with ginger juice and Granny Smith apples on raisin-walnut bread ($10).

    Rahway Back on Track

  • I will admit to lingering by them at the Granny Smith apples to tally up the number of piercings.

    Carleton Kendrick: Are You Embarrassed By Your Kids' Appearance?

  • It's a fitting venue for what proves to be an education in what goes into making these delicious wines and what to look out for when tasting them, from Granny Smith apples to prunes.

    'You would be forgiven for thinking you were on a remote, palm-fringed island'

  • You may have caught a glimpse of gymnastics on TV, noticed a fresh bloom on a houseplant or eaten a just-ripe Granny Smith apple -- these are all things that to me would conjure the quality of energy I seek.

    Susan Piver: New Year's Resolution Revamp

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