Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a neoclassic style, as in clothing or the decorative arts, prevalent in France during the first part of the 19th century.
  • n. A variety of apple having medium fruit with waxy, dark red skin and white flesh.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After the First Empire of France (1804-1815).
After the Empire State, nickname for the state of New York, where it was developed.

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