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apricot


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apricot  \A"pri*cot\,  n.  [OE.  apricock  abricot  F.  abricot  fr 
  Sp  albaricoque  or  Pg  albricoque  fr  Ar  albirq[=u]q, 
  al-burq[=u]q.  Though  the  E.  and  F.  form  abricot  is  derived 
  from  the  Arabic  through  the  Spanish,  yet  the  Arabic  word 
  itself  was  formed  from  the  Gr  praiko`kia,  pl  (Diosc.  c. 
  100)  fr  L.  praecoquus  praecox,  early  ripe.  The  older  E. 
  form  apricock  was  prob.  taken  direct  from  Pg  See 
  {Precocious},  {Cook}.]  (Bot.) 
  A  fruit  allied  to  the  plum,  of  an  orange  color,  oval  shape, 
  and  delicious  taste;  also  the  tree  ({Prunus  Armeniaca}  of 
  Linn[ae]us)  which  bears  this  fruit.  By  cultivation  it  has 
  been  introduced  throughout  the  temperate  zone. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apricot 
  n  1:  Asian  tree  having  clusters  of  usually  white  blossoms  and 
  edible  peachlike  fruit  [syn:  {apricot  tree}] 
  2:  downy  yellow  to  rosy-colored  fruit  resembling  a  small  peach 
  3:  a  shade  of  pink  tinged  with  yellow  [syn:  {yellowish  pink},  {peach}, 
  {salmon  pink}] 




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