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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apple  \Ap"ple\  ([a^]p"p'l),  n.  [OE.  appel,  eppel,  AS  [ae]ppel, 
  [ae]pl;  akin  to  Fries.  &  D.  appel,  OHG,  aphul  aphol  G. 
  apfel  Icel.  epli,  Sw  ["a]ple,  Dan.  [ae]ble,  Gael.  ubhall 
  W.  afal,  Arm.  aval,  Lith.  ob[*u]lys,  Russ.  iabloko  of 
  unknown  origin.] 
  1.  The  fleshy  pome  or  fruit  of  a  rosaceous  tree  ({Pyrus 
  malus})  cultivated  in  numberless  varieties  in  the 
  temperate  zones. 
 
  Note:  The  European  crab  apple  is  supposed  to  be  the  original 
  kind  from  which  all  others  have  sprung. 
 
  2.  (bot.)  Any  tree  genus  {Pyrus}  which  has  the  stalk  sunken 
  into  the  base  of  the  fruit;  an  apple  tree. 
 
  3.  Any  fruit  or  other  vegetable  production  resembling,  or 
  supposed  to  resemble,  the  apple;  as  apple  of  love,  or 
  love  apple  (a  tomato),  balsam  apple,  egg  apple,  oak  apple. 
 
  4.  Anything  round  like  an  apple;  as  an  apple  of  gold. 
 
  Note:  Apple  is  used  either  adjectively  or  in  combination;  as 
  apple  paper  or  apple-paper,  apple-shaped,  apple 
  blossom,  apple  dumpling,  apple  pudding. 
 
  {Apple  blight},  an  aphid  which  injures  apple  trees.  See 
  {Blight},  n. 
 
  {Apple  borer}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  coleopterous  insect  ({Saperda 
  candida  or  bivittata}),  the  larva  of  which  bores  into  the 
  trunk  of  the  apple  tree  and  pear  tree. 
 
  {Apple  brandy},  brandy  made  from  apples. 
 
  {Apple  butter},  a  sauce  made  of  apples  stewed  down  in  cider. 
  --Bartlett. 
 
  {Apple  corer},  an  instrument  for  removing  the  cores  from 
  apples. 
 
  {Apple  fly}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  dipterous  insect,  the  larva  of 
  which  burrows  in  apples.  Apple  flies  belong  to  the  genera 
  {Drosophila}  and  {Trypeta}. 
 
  {Apple  midge}  (Zo["o]l.)  a  small  dipterous  insect  ({Sciara 
  mali}),  the  larva  of  which  bores  in  apples. 
 
  {Apple  of  the  eye},  the  pupil. 
 
  {Apple  of  discord},  a  subject  of  contention  and  envy,  so 
  called  from  the  mythological  golden  apple,  inscribed  ``For 
  the  fairest,''  which  was  thrown  into  an  assembly  of  the 
  gods  by  Eris,  the  goddess  of  discord.  It  was  contended  for 
  by  Juno,  Minerva,  and  Venus,  and  was  adjudged  to  the 
  latter. 
 
  {Apple  of  love},  or  {Love  apple},  the  tomato  ({Lycopersicum 
  esculentum}). 
 
  {Apple  of  Peru},  a  large  coarse  herb  ({Nicandra  physaloides}) 
  bearing  pale  blue  flowers,  and  a  bladderlike  fruit 
  inclosing  a  dry  berry. 
 
  {Apples  of  Sodom},  a  fruit  described  by  ancient  writers  as 
  externally  of  fair  appearance  but  dissolving  into  smoke 
  and  ashes  when  plucked;  Dead  Sea  apples.  The  name  is  often 
  given  to  the  fruit  of  {Solanum  Sodom[ae]um},  a  prickly 
  shrub  with  fruit  not  unlike  a  small  yellow  tomato. 
 
  {Apple  sauce},  stewed  apples.  [U.  S.] 
 
  {Apple  snail}  or  {Apple  shell}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  fresh-water, 
  operculated,  spiral  shell  of  the  genus  {Ampullaria}. 
 
  {Apple  tart},  a  tart  containing  apples. 
 
  {Apple  tree},  a  tree  which  naturally  bears  apples.  See 
  {Apple,  2.} 
 
  {Apple  wine},  cider. 
 
  {Apple  worm}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  larva  of  a  small  moth 
  ({Carpocapsa  pomonella})  which  burrows  in  the  interior  of 
  apples.  See  {Codling  moth}. 
 
  {Dead  Sea  Apple}. 
  a  pl  Apples  of  Sodom.  Also  Fig.  ``To  seek  the  Dead  Sea 
  apples  of  politics.''  --S.  B.  Griffin. 
  b  A  kind  of  gallnut  coming  from  Arabia.  See  {Gallnut}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apple  \Ap"ple\  ([a^]p"p'l),  v.  i. 
  To  grow  like  an  apple;  to  bear  apples.  --Holland. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apple 
  n  1:  fruit  with  red  or  yellow  or  green  skin  and  sweet  to  tart 
  crisp  whitish  flesh 
  2:  native  Eurasian  tree  widely  cultivated  in  many  varieties  for 
  its  firm  rounded  edible  fruits  [syn:  {orchard  apple  tree}, 
  {Malus  pumila}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  APPLE 
 
    A  revision  of  {APL}  for  the  {Illiac  IV}. 
 
  (1995-04-28) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Apple 
  (Heb.  tappuah,  meaning  "fragrance").  Probably  the  apricot  or 
  quince  is  intended  by  the  word  as  Palestine  was  too  hot  for  the 
  growth  of  apples  proper.  It  is  enumerated  among  the  most 
  valuable  trees  of  Palestine  (Joel  1:12),  and  frequently  referred 
  to  in  Canticles,  and  noted  for  its  beauty  (2:3,  5;  8:5).  There 
  is  nothing  to  show  that  it  was  the  "tree  of  the  knowledge  of 
  good  and  evil."  Dr  Tristram  has  suggested  that  the  apricot  has 
  better  claims  than  any  other  fruit-tree  to  be  the  apple  of 
  Scripture.  It  grows  to  a  height  of  30  feet,  has  a  roundish  mass 
  of  glossy  leaves,  and  bears  an  orange  coloured  fruit  that  gives 
  out  a  delicious  perfume.  The  "apple  of  the  eye"  is  the  Heb. 
  _ishon_,  meaning  manikin,  i.e.,  the  pupil  of  the  eye  (Prov. 
  7:2).  (Comp.  the  promise,  Zech.  2:8;  the  prayer,  Ps  17:8;  and 
  its  fulfilment,  Deut.  32:10.) 
 
  The  so-called  "apple  of  Sodom"  some  have  supposed  to  be  the 
  Solanum  sanctum  (Heb.  hedek),  rendered  brier"  (q.v.)  in  Micah 
  7:4,  a  thorny  plant  bearing  fruit  like  the  potato-apple.  This 
  shrub  abounds  in  the  Jordan  valley.  (See  {ENGEDI}.) 
 




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