from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A variety of red eating apple, grown commercially in the northern United States.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A cultivar of apple with red and green skin, tart flavor and white flesh that ripens in late September.
- n. The tree that bears this fruit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. early-ripening apple popular in the northeastern United States; primarily eaten raw but suitable for applesauce
After John McIntosh (fl. 1796), Canadian farmer.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after John McIntosh of Ontario, Canada, who discovered the original single tree in 1796. (Wiktionary)