Definition of Peach

1. Noun. Cultivated in temperate regions.

Exact synonyms: Peach Tree, Prunus Persica
Group relationships: Genus Prunus, Prunus
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree

2. Verb. Divulge confidential information or secrets. "Be careful--his secretary talks"

3. Noun. A very attractive or seductive looking woman.
Exact synonyms: Beauty, Dish, Knockout, Looker, Lulu, Mantrap, Ravisher, Smasher, Stunner, Sweetheart
Generic synonyms: Adult Female, Woman
Derivative terms: Dishy, Stun

4. Noun. Downy juicy fruit with sweet yellowish or whitish flesh.
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit, Drupe, Stone Fruit
Group relationships: Peach Tree, Prunus Persica

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

Definition of Peach

1. v. t. To accuse of crime; to inform against.

2. v. i. To turn informer; to betray one's accomplice.

3. n. A well-known high-flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a hard almond-like endocarp or stone; also, the tree which bears it (Prunus, or Amygdalus Persica). In the wild stock the fruit is hard and inedible.

Definition of Peach

1. Noun. A native or resident of the American state of Georgia. ¹

2. Noun. A tree (''Prunus persica''), native to China and now widely cultivated throughout temperate regions, having pink flowers and edible fruit. ¹

3. Noun. (senseid en fruit) The soft juicy stone fruit of the peach tree, having yellow flesh, downy, red-tinted yellow skin, and a deeply sculptured pit or stone containing a single seed. ¹

4. Noun. A light moderate to strong yellowish pink to light orange color. ¹

5. Noun. (informal) A particularly admirable or pleasing person or thing. ¹

6. Noun. The large, edible berry of the ''Sarcocephalus esculentus'', a rubiaceous climbing shrub of west tropical Africa. ¹

7. Adjective. (colour) Of the color peach. ¹

8. Adjective. Particularly pleasing or agreeable. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To inform on someone; turn informer. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To inform against. ¹

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Definition of Peach

1. to inform against someone [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Peach

1. A well-known high-flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a hard almond-like endocarp or stone; also, the tree which bears it (Prunus, or Amygdalus Persica). In the wild stock the fruit is hard and inedible. Guinea, or Sierra Leone, peach, the large edible berry of the Sarcocephalus esculentus, a rubiaceous climbing shrub of west tropical Africa. Palm peach, the fruit of a Venezuelan palm tree (Bactris speciosa). Peach colour, the pale red colour of the peach blossom. Peach-tree borer, the larva of a clearwing moth (aegeria, or Sannina, exitiosa) of the family aegeriidae, which is very destructive to peach trees by boring in the wood, usually near the ground; also, the moth itself. Origin: OE. Peche, peshe, OF. Pesche, F. Peche, fr. LL. Persia, L. Persicum (sc. Malum) a Persian apple, a peach. Cf. Persian, and Parsee. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Peach

peacekeeping operation
peach (current term)
peach-leaved willow
peach bell
peach bells
peach blight
peach blossom
peach ice cream
peach kernel oil
peach melba
peach orchard
peach palm
peach palms
peach pit
peach sauce

Literary usage of Peach

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

1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"The greatest peach district in the beginning of 1916 is where and how can the ... The northern limits of peach-production extend from the southeastern shore ..."

2. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1907)
"MJ Berkeley, the distinguished mycologist, as a disease of the peach, and he named it FIG. 1. ... B. peach twig showing characteristic exudation of gum. ..."

3. The Fruits and Fruit-trees of America: Or, the Culture, Propagation, and by Andrew Jackson Downing, Charles Downing (1900)
"In its growth, habit, and general appearance, it is impossible to distinguish it from the peach- tree. The fruit, however, is rather smaller, ..."

4. Transactions by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1902)
"peach buds were showing pink with a few flowers just open, but no injury was •done. It has always been the severe cold of winter between Dec. 20th and Feb. ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Among the numerous insects which feed upon the peach the following are often ... The peach-tree aphis (Myzus persica) and the black peach aphis (Aphis ..."

6. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"There are several excellent experiment station bulletins on the peach. ... or "Tinsley" peach, is spoken of as one of the choice fruits of the earth. ..."

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