Definitions

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  • n. Any tree that bears apples, principally Malus domestica but also certain wild species.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a tree which naturally bears apples. See Apple, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any tree of the genus Malus especially those bearing firm rounded edible fruits

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Examples

  •    A loud hiss from the apple tree was followed by more thrashing in the lilac.

    calling on dragons

  • Petals were falling from the apple tree just outside.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • An apple tree laden with grotesquely mis, shapen tumors masquerading as fruit.

    Blood Test

  • Lancaster town is old and much decay'd: there has been a monastery, the walls of part of it remaine and some of ye Carv'd stones and ffigures; there is in it a good garden and a pond in it wth a little jsland on wch an apple tree grows – a Jenitin; and Strawberys all round its Rootes and ye banks of the Little jsle.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • I could hear the buzzing of bees, attracted by the trilliums and hepaticas growing at the end of my yard and the pink buds of the single wild apple tree that marked the start of my driveway.

    The Killing Kind

  • When I looked up he was atilt upon the branch of an apple tree near by.

    My Robin

  • There was an apple tree in the garden, and two geraniums, a fuchsia, and a tea-rose in the window.

    The Brownies and Other Tales

  • Cadfael passed the time of day with him pleasantly, and sat down with him under an apple tree to exchange the leisured civilities proper to such a meeting.

    The Devil's Novice

  • It was all her, from the tiny pink rose she had placed in the shelter of the apple tree to the dancing fuchsias she had placed in shady corners and the wild-flower seeds she had scattered in the lawn, every inch of it her vision and her labour.

    Locked Rooms

  • Sighing, she poured some perfumed water into it and then dropped a few petals from the blooming branch of apple tree that Madame Rallay had brought in.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

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