from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A variety of all-purpose apple having a red-streaked green skin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A variety of autumn apple with deep red or orange streaks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of fall apple, marked with streaks of deep red and orange, and of excellent flavor and quality.
After Gravenstein (Graasten), town in Denmark (formerly northern Germany).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after a place in Schleswig, Germany. (Wiktionary)