Definition of Apricot

1. Noun. Asian tree having clusters of usually white blossoms and edible fruit resembling the peach.

2. Noun. Downy yellow to rosy-colored fruit resembling a small peach.
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Common Apricot, Prunus Armeniaca

3. Noun. A shade of pink tinged with yellow.
Exact synonyms: Peach, Salmon Pink, Yellowish Pink
Generic synonyms: Pink
Derivative terms: Peachy

Definition of Apricot

1. n. A fruit allied to the plum, of an orange color, oval shape, and delicious taste; also, the tree (Prunus Armeniaca of Linnæus) which bears this fruit. By cultivation it has been introduced throughout the temperate zone.

Definition of Apricot

1. Noun. A round sweet and juicy stone fruit, resembling peach or plum in taste, with a yellow-orange flesh, lightly fuzzy skin and a large seed inside. ¹

2. Noun. The apricot tree, ''Prunus armeniaca''. ¹

3. Noun. A pale yellow-orange colour, like that of an apricot fruit. ¹

4. Noun. (sniper slang) the junction of the brain and brain stem on a target, used as an aiming point to ensure a one-shot kill. ¹

5. Adjective. of a pale yellowish-orange colour, like that of an apricot. ¹

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Definition of Apricot

1. an edible fruit [n -S]

Medical Definition of Apricot

1. A fruit allied to the plum, of an orange colour, oval shape, and delicious taste; also, the tree (Prunus Armeniaca of Linnaeus) which bears this fruit. By cultivation it has been introduced throughout the temperate zone. Origin: OE. Apricock, abricot, F. Abricot, fr. Sp. Albaricoque or Pg. Albricoque, fr. Ar. Albirqq, al-burqq. 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, pl. (Diosc. C. 1000) fr. L. Praecoquus, praecox, early ripe. The older E. Form apricock was prob. Taken direct from Pg. See Precocious, Cook. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Apricot

apricot (current term)
apricot bar
apricot blossom
apricot kernel oil
apricot sauce
apricot tree

Literary usage of Apricot

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"The apricot is a fruit somewhat intermediate between the peach and the plum. ... The Russian apricot is a hardy but smaller-fruited race of this species. ..."

2. The California Fruits and how to Grow Them: A Manual of Methods which Have by Edward James Wickson (1891)
"THE apricot. CALIFORNIA has peculiar adaptations for the growth of the apricot. ... Although the apricot has been grown here from the earliest days of the ..."

3. Manual of Fruit Diseases by Lexemuel Ray Hesler, Herbert Hice Whetzel (1917)
"CHAPTER III apricot DISEASES THE apricot is, as a rule, a very healthy tree. ... Doubtless brown-rot is the best-known disease of the apricot. ..."

4. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1888)
"The "shot-hole fungus" is the worst disease on the apricot that I know of. ... TOMPKINS: What root would you put apricot trees on? MR. ..."

5. Experiments with plants by Winthrop John Van Leuven Osterhout (1905)
"A still more remarkable cross is between the Plum and the apricot, ... This resembles an apricot but is more highly colored, with very fine silky down: the ..."

6. The American Fruit Culturist by John Jacobs Thomas (1897)
"THE apricot. IT is remarkable that a fruit of such excellence as the apricot, and ripening from one to two months before the best early peaches, ..."

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