from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small Chinese tree (Prunus persica) widely cultivated throughout temperate regions, having pink flowers and edible fruit.
- n. The soft juicy fruit of this tree, having yellow flesh, downy, red-tinted yellow skin, and a deeply sculptured stone containing a single seed.
- n. A light moderate to strong yellowish pink to light orange.
- n. Informal A particularly admirable or pleasing person or thing.
- intransitive v. To inform on someone; turn informer: "Middle-level bureaucrats cravenly peach on their bosses [when] one of them does something the tiniest bit illegal” ( National Observer).
- transitive v. To inform against: "He has peached me and all the others, to save his life” ( Daniel Defoe).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tree (Prunus persica), native to China and now widely cultivated throughout temperate regions, having pink flowers and edible fruit.
- n. The soft juicy stone fruit of the peach tree, having yellow flesh, downy, red-tinted yellow skin, and a deeply sculptured pit or stone containing a single seed.
- n. A light moderate to strong yellowish pink to light orange color.
- n. A particularly admirable or pleasing person or thing.
- n. The large, edible berry of the Sarcocephalus esculentus, a rubiaceous climbing shrub of west tropical Africa.
- adj. Of the color peach.
- adj. Particularly pleasing or agreeable.
- v. To inform on someone; turn informer.
- v. To inform against.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To accuse of crime; to inform against.
- intransitive v. To turn informer; to betray one's accomplice.
- n. A well-known high-flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a hard almond-like endocarp or stone. In the wild stock the fruit is hard and inedible.
- n. The tree (Prunus Persica syn. Amygdalus Persica) which bears the peach fruit.
- n. The pale red color of the peach blossom, or the light pinkish yellow of the peach fruit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fleshy drupaceous fruit of the tree Prunus Persica.
- n. A garden and orchard tree, Prunus (Amygdalus) Persica.
- To impeach; also, to inform against, as an accomplice.
- To betray one's accomplices; turn informer.
- n. In mining, any greenish-colored soft or decomposed rock, usually chloritic schist.
- n. A stove.
- n. A person or thing of a very high order; one who or that which is very nice.
- n. In Sierra Leone, the Guinea peach, Sarcocephalus sambucinus. See Sarcocephalus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. divulge confidential information or secrets
- n. downy juicy fruit with sweet yellowish or whitish flesh
- n. a shade of pink tinged with yellow
- n. cultivated in temperate regions
- n. a very attractive or seductive looking woman
Middle English peche, from Old French, a peach, from Latin persica, peach tree, from Greek persikē, from feminine of Persikos, Persian; see perse.
Middle English pechen, from apechen, to accuse (probably from Anglo-Norman *anpecher, from Late Latin impedicāre, to entangle; see impeach) and from empechen, to accuse; see impeach.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English peche, from Old French pesche (French: pêche) from Medieval Latin pesca, from Vulgar Latin pessica from Classical Latin persica, from malum persicum ("Persian apple"), from Ancient Greek μῆλον περσικόν. See Perse. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English pechen, from apechen ("to accuse") and empechen ("to accuse"), possibly from Anglo-Norman anpecher, from Late Latin impedicō ("entangle"). See impeach. (Wiktionary)