Definitions

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

  • noun A variety of apple with sweet flesh, thick red skin, and a tapered shape with five lobes at the base.

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  • noun A variety of apple which is red in color and has a mild sweet flavour

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  • noun a sweet eating apple with bright red skin; most widely grown apple worldwide

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Examples

  • Maybe that’s because growers are pushing Red Delicious, which is a pretty apple that is as hard as, and as tasteless as, wood.

    In season « BuzzMachine

  • It never ceased to mystify and sadden India that women could command armies and run Fortune 500s, yet in their personal lives, the best and brightest of them were as hapless and lacking in willpower as Eve herself, who threw Paradise away for a Red Delicious.

    One Flight Up

  • The sweet, snappy, juicy fruit, introduced in 1991, proved so successful that some growers have dubbed it "Moneycrisp"; they sell for around $2.25 or more per pound, compared to roughly $1.29 for Red Delicious.

    The New Apples of Farmers' Eyes

  • New apple varieties include Fuji, Courtland and Red Delicious.

    Market Roundup: Sept. 23-Sept. 29

  • New apple varieties include mutsu and Red Delicious.

    Market Roundup: Sept. 23-Sept. 29

  • It never ceased to mystify and sadden India that women could command armies and run Fortune 500s, yet in their personal lives, the best and brightest of them were as hapless and lacking in willpower as Eve herself, who threw Paradise away for a Red Delicious.

    One Flight Up

  • A lot of his apples are old school--Jonathans and Northern Spies, Idareds and Spigolds---but they cannot compete globally with the shiny, sexy, easy to transport Red Delicious which only holds up to half of its name.

    For God, Family, Country, and the Global Economy.

  • I tend to buy red apples, but I also don't like the mealy traditional Red Delicious variety.

    Food and Drink

  • I tend to buy red apples, but I also don't like the mealy traditional Red Delicious variety.

    January 2009

  • A lot of his apples are old school--Jonathans and Northern Spies, Idareds and Spigolds---but they cannot compete globally with the shiny, sexy, easy to transport Red Delicious which only holds up to half of its name.

    Archive 2009-08-01

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