Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A variety of apple having red skin and crisp white flesh.

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  • noun A cultivar of apple with red and green skin, tart flavor and white flesh that ripens in late September.
  • noun The tree that bears this fruit.

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  • noun early-ripening apple popular in the northeastern United States; primarily eaten raw but suitable for applesauce

Etymologies

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

[After John McIntosh, (fl. 1796), Canadian farmer.]

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Named after John McIntosh of Ontario, Canada, who discovered the original single tree in 1796.

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