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  • n. Alternative spelling of applejohn.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of apple which by keeping becomes much withered; -- called also Johnapple.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of apple, considered to be in perfection when shriveled and withered.

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  • Also the bizarro version of John who develops Wordie on an iMac.

    February 20, 2008

  • "... my skin hangs about me like an old lady's loose gown; I am withered like an old apple-john."
    - 'Henry IV', William Shakespeare.

    February 19, 2008