Definition of Apricot tree
1. Noun. Asian tree having clusters of usually white blossoms and edible fruit resembling the peach.
Group relationships: Genus Prunus, Prunus
Specialized synonyms: Japanese Apricot, Mei, Prunus Mume, Common Apricot, Prunus Armeniaca, Black Apricot, Prunus Dasycarpa, Purple Apricot
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree
Lexicographical Neighbors of Apricot Tree
Literary usage of Apricot tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1894)
"In regard to pruning the apricot tree, the old saying will properly apply: "He who spares the rod spoils the child." It is necessary to use the ..."
2. The Chinese War: An Account of All the Operations of the British Forces from by John Ouchterlony (1844)
"... books—Disposal of " pledges "—Ludicrous scenes—Spoliation by the mob—Discovery of a store of ice—Extremes of heat and cold—apricot tree—Appropriation. ..."
3. The Pantropheon: Or, History of Food and Its Preparation : from the Earliest by Alexis Soyer (1853)
"apricot tree. The apricot tree was called by the Romans Armeniaca, ... At the time when Pliny wrote (AD 72) the apricot tree had only been known at Rome for ..."
4. The Trees of America: Native and Foreign, Pictorially and Botanically by Daniel Jay Browne (1846)
"Heart-shaped-leaved Apricot-tree, with broad, heart-shaped leaves, and large fruit. 4. ... Apricot-tree. It is said that the Chinese have a great number of ..."
5. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1884)
"The Apricot-tree. China, as already indicated by Roxburgh ... The Chinese P. Mume, Sieb. and Zucc., is a peculiar Apricot-tree. Prunus Caroliniana, Aiton. ..."
6. The English Gardener: Or, A Treatise on the Situation, Soil, Enclosing, and by William Cobbett (1833)
"The apricot-tree is not subject to mildew, and to the various blights to ... The proper situation for the apricot-tree is a wall facing the east or the west ..."
7. An Historical, Geographical, and Philosophical View of the Chinese Empire by William Winterbotham (1795)
"The apricot-tree with double flowers, is cultivated in gardens ... The apricot-tree bearing fruit, and the wild apricot are fimilar to ..."