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

  • n. A variety of all-purpose apple having a red-streaked green skin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A variety of autumn apple with deep red or orange streaks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of fall apple, marked with streaks of deep red and orange, and of excellent flavor and quality.


After Gravenstein (Graasten), town in Denmark (formerly northern Germany).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after a place in Schleswig, Germany. (Wiktionary)



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