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The apple is the pomaceous fruit of the apple tree, species Malus domestica in the rose family (Rosaceae).

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}]

Apple \Ap"ple\ ([a^]p"p'l), v. i. To grow like an apple; to bear apples. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster] Note: The European crab apple is supposed to be the original kind, from which all others have sprung. [1913 Webster] 2. (bot.) Any tree genus {Pyrus} which has the stalk sunken into the base of the fruit; an apple tree. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 4. Anything round like an apple; as, an apple of gold. [1913 Webster] Note: Apple is used either adjectively or in combination; as, apple paper or apple-paper, apple-shaped, apple blossom, apple dumpling, apple pudding. [1913 Webster] {Apple blight}, an aphid which injures apple trees. See {Blight}, n. {Apple borer} (Zo["o]l.), a coleopterous insect ({Saperda candida} or {Saperda 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}. [1913 Webster]

APPLE A revision of {APL} for the {Illiac IV}. (1995-04-28)

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}.)


orange adj : similar to the color of a ripe orange [syn: {orangish}] n 1: round yellow to orange fruit of any of several citrus trees 2: any of a range of colors between red and yellow [syn: {orangeness}] 3: any citrus tree bearing oranges [syn: {orange tree}] 4: any pigment producing the orange color 5: a river in South Africa that flows generally westward to the Atlantic Ocean [syn: {Orange River}]

101 Moby Thesaurus words for "orange": Catawba, Persian melon, Valencia orange, akee, alligator pear, ananas, apple, apricot, avocado, banana, bearberry, berry, bilberry, blackberry, cacao, candleberry, canistel, cantaloupe, capulin, casaba, checkerberry, cherimoya, cherry, citrange, citron, citrus, citrus fruit, civet fruit, crab apple, cranberry, currant, custard apple, damson, date, dewberry, elderberry, feijoa, fig, gooseberry, grape, grapefruit, guanabana, guava, honeydew, huckleberry, icaco, ilama, imbu, jaboticaba, jackfruit, jujube, kumquat, lemon, lime, lingonberry, litchi, loganberry, loquat, mammee apple, mandarin orange, mango, mangosteen, manzanilla, marang, mayapple, medlar, melon, mulberry, muscadine, muscat, muscatel, muskmelon, navel orange, nectarine, nutmeg melon, olive, papaw, papaya, passion fruit, peach, pear, persimmon, pineapple, pippin, plantain, plum, plumcot, pomegranate, prune, quince, raisin, rambutan, raspberry, red currant, strawberry, sugar apple, sugarplum, sweetsop, tangelo, tangerine, ugli fruit

Orange \Or"ange\ ([o^]r"[e^]nj), n. [F.; cf. It. arancia, arancio, LL. arangia, Sp. naranjia, Pg. laranja; all fr. Ar. n[=a]ranj, Per. n[=a]ranj, n[=a]rang; cf. Skr. n[=a]ranga orange tree. The o- in F. orange is due to confusion with or gold, L. aurum, because the orange resembles gold in color.] [1913 Webster] 1. The fruit of a tree of the genus {Citrus} ({Citrus Aurantium}). It is usually round, and consists of pulpy carpels, commonly ten in number, inclosed in a leathery rind, which is easily separable, and is reddish yellow when ripe. [1913 Webster] Note: There are numerous varieties of oranges; as, the {bitter orange}, which is supposed to be the original stock; the {navel orange}, which has the rudiment of a second orange imbedded in the top of the fruit; the {blood orange}, with a reddish juice; and the {horned orange}, in which the carpels are partly separated. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The tree that bears oranges; the orange tree. [1913 Webster] 3. The color of an orange; reddish yellow. [1913 Webster] {Mandarin orange}. See {Mandarin}. {Mock orange} (Bot.), any species of shrubs of the genus {Philadelphus}, which have whitish and often fragrant blossoms. {Native orange}, or {Orange thorn} (Bot.), an Australian shrub ({Citriobatus parviflorus}); also, its edible yellow berries. {Orange bird} (Zo["o]l.), a tanager of Jamaica ({Tanagra zena}); -- so called from its bright orange breast. {Orange cowry} (Zo["o]l.), a large, handsome cowry ({Cypr[ae]a aurantia}), highly valued by collectors of shells on account of its rarity. {Orange grass} (Bot.), an inconspicuous annual American plant ({Hypericum Sarothra}), having minute, deep yellow flowers. {Orange oil} (Chem.), an oily, terpenelike substance obtained from orange rind, and distinct from neroli oil, which is obtained from the flowers. {Orange pekoe}, a kind of black tea. {Orange pippin}, an orange-colored apple with acid flavor. {Quito orange}, the orangelike fruit of a shrubby species of nightshade ({Solanum Quitoense}), native in Quito. {Orange scale} (Zo["o]l.) any species of scale insects which infests orange trees; especially, the purple scale ({Mytilaspis citricola}), the long scale ({Mytilaspis Gloveri}), and the red scale ({Aspidiotus Aurantii}). [1913 Webster]

orange \or"ange\, a. Of or pertaining to an orange; of the color of an orange; reddish yellow; as, an orange ribbon. [1913 Webster]

Orange, CA (city, FIPS 53980) Location: 33.80525 N, 117.82400 W Population (1990): 110658 (38018 housing units) Area: 60.4 sq km (land), 1.0 sq km (water) Zip code(s): 92665, 92666, 92668, 92669 Orange, CT (CDP, FIPS 57670) Location: 41.27945 N, 73.02587 W Population (1990): 12830 (4544 housing units) Area: 44.5 sq km (land), 0.6 sq km (water) Zip code(s): 06477 Orange, MA (CDP, FIPS 51230) Location: 42.59424 N, 72.30426 W Population (1990): 3791 (1516 housing units) Area: 11.2 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water) Orange, NJ (CDP, FIPS 55020) Location: 40.76820 N, 74.23644 W Population (1990): 29925 (12318 housing units) Area: 5.7 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water) Zip code(s): 07050 Orange, OH (village, FIPS 58604) Location: 41.43850 N, 81.47204 W Population (1990): 2810 (1047 housing units) Area: 9.4 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water) Orange, TX (city, FIPS 54132) Location: 30.10392 N, 93.75818 W Population (1990): 19381 (8532 housing units) Area: 55.5 sq km (land), 4.2 sq km (water) Orange, VA (town, FIPS 59496) Location: 38.24698 N, 78.11139 W Population (1990): 2582 (1063 housing units) Area: 2.8 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)

Data Sources:

  • apple: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • apple: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • apple: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • apple: The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03)
  • apple: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
  • orange: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • orange: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • orange: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • orange: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • orange: U.S. Gazetteer (1990)

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