American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A deciduous Asian tree (Prunus armeniaca) having alternate leaves and clusters of usually white flowers.
- n. The edible yellow-orange fruit of this tree.
- n. A moderate, light, or strong orange to strong orange yellow.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A roundish
- n. pubescent, orange-colored fruit, of a rich aromatic flavor, the produce of a tree of the plum kind, Prunus Armeniaca, natural order Rosaceæ. Its specific name is due to the belief that it is a native of Armenia, but it is now supposed to be of Chinese origin. It grows wild in the Himalayas and Northwestern Provinces of India, where its fruit is gathered in great quantities. It was introduced into England in 1524, by the gardener of Henry VIII. The tree rises to the height of from 15 to 20 and even 30 feet, and its flowers appear before its leaves. In cultivation it is often propagated by budding upon plum-stocks. There is a considerable number of varieties, some of them with sweet kernels which may be eaten like almonds. The wild apricot of the West Indies is the Mammea Americana; that of Guiana, the Couroupita Guianensis. Formerly also spelled
- n. A round sweet and juicy stone fruit, resembling peach or plum in taste, with a yellow-orange flesh, lightly fuzzy skin and a large seed inside.
- n. The apricot tree, Prunus armeniaca
- n. A pale yellow-orange colour, like that of an apricot fruit.
- n. the junction of the brain and brain stem on a target, used as an aiming point to ensure a one-shot kill.
- adj. of a pale yellowish-orange colour, like that of an apricot.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A fruit allied to the plum, of an orange color, oval shape, and delicious taste; also, the tree (Prunus Armeniaca of Linnæus) which bears this fruit. By cultivation it has been introduced throughout the temperate zone.
- n. downy yellow to rosy-colored fruit resembling a small peach
- n. Asian tree having clusters of usually white blossoms and edible fruit resembling the peach
- n. a shade of pink tinged with yellow
- Alteration (under the influence of French abricot) of apricock, itself an alteration (under influence of Latin apricum 'sunny place') of abrecock, from dialectal Catalan abrecoc, abercoc, variant of standard albercoc, from Arabic البرقوق (al-barqūq) 'plums', from Byzantine Greek βερικοκκία (berikókkia) (pl.), from Late Greek πραικὄκιον (praikókion), from Late Latin (persica) præcocia (pl.), (mālum) præcoquum, neuter of Latin (persicum) præcox, literally 'over-ripe peach'. (Wiktionary)
- Alteration of earlier abrecock, ultimately from Arabic al-barqūq, the plum : al-, the + barqūq, plum (from Greek praikokion, apricot, from Latin praecoquus, ripe early : prae-, pre- + coquere, to cook, ripen. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The tiny casita glowed in apricot hues and beamed welcoming blue trim around the doorway.”
“It was there to reassure the audience that despite his spending his day among television stars, Pulitzer Prize winning playwrights, flamboyant costume designers, and other writers, not to mention beautiful actresses bedecked in apricot bows, that Rob was still a regular guy.”
“The apricot is the commonest fruit, and there are many different kinds varying considerably in colour and flavour; perhaps one of the best is a white fleshed variety called "kaisi.”
“The dried apricot is tasty to eat by itself, but the best part is the tiny kernel hidden inside.”
“There are four flavors, but my favorite is walnut raisin apricot.”
“I may add, as a curious fact, that, in the south of Italy, of which I am a native, the common people call the apricot _verricocca_, and _the peach_”
“The apricot is a delicious flavor that blends well with the taste of the green tea.”
“(others speak of the apricot, which is abundant and deliciously perfumed.)”
“I thought when I saw that first shot, then skimmed down to the word "apricot" and others, that I was seeing a picture of two-toned mold!”
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